Yahoo Forum Archive

This is an archive of the MEFA Yahoo Group, which was shut down by Yahoo in 2019. The archive can be sorted by month and by topic ID. You can use your browser to search by keyword within the month or topic you have open.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2004---18210426558925263362316285
20051895610753834744697276194358565136
200623166277611713912756676615979
200720257-297299143318583103
2008561335424014127477516090106
2009283-39194101722722153624
201067-14103138129321316330
20111-172625906132758
201230---812276-----
2013------------
2014---------1-2
2015------------
2016------------
2017------------
2018------------
2019---------1--

Msg# 5488

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:01:08 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Aglarond Award" (3rd Prize, RP: Dwarves)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Aglarond1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Aglarond2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Aglarond3.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Aglarond4.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993426

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5489

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:02:57 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Eye of
Sauron Award" (1st Prize, RP: Villains)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/EyeSauron1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/EyeSauron2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/EyeSauron3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993428

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5490

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:04:25 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Wolves
of Isengard Award"?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Wolves1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Wolves2.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993430

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5491

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:05:26 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Balrog
of Morgoth Award" (2nd Prize, RP: Villains)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Balrog1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Balrog2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Balrog3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993429

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5492

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:07:10 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Legolas and Gimli Award" (1st Prize, RP: Cross-cultural)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/LegolasGimli1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/LegolasGimli2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/LegolasGimli3.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/LegolasGimli4.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993431

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5493

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:08:30 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Gandalf and Bilbo Award" (2nd Prize, RP: Cross-cultural)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/GandalfBilbo1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/GandalfBilbo2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/GandalfBilbo3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993433

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5494

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:09:35 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Merry
and ýowyn Award" (3rd Prize, RP: Cross-cultural)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/MerryEowyn1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/MerryEowyn2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/MerryEowyn3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993435

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5495

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:09:36 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Minas
Tirith Award" (1st Prize, RP: Gondor)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/MinasTirith1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/MinasTirith2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/MinasTirith3.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/MinasTirith4.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993437

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5496

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:12:00 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Osgiliath Award" (2nd Prize, RP: Gondor)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Osgiliath1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Osgiliath2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Osgiliath3.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Osgiliath4.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993439

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5497

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:12:21 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Dol
Amroth Award" (3rd Prize, RP: Gondor)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/DolAmroth1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/DolAmroth2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/DolAmroth3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993440

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5498

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:14:27 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Edoras
Award" (1st Prize, RP: Rohan)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Edoras1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Edoras2.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993443

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5499

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:16:32 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Helm's
Deep Award" (2nd Prize, RP: Rohan)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/helmsdeepr1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/helmsdeepr2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/helmsdeepr3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993447

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5500

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:16:59 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Dunharrow Award" (3rd Prize, RP: Rohan)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Dunharrow1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Dunharrow2.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993450

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5501

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:18:04 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Tom
Bombadil Award" (1st Prize, Gr: Humor)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Bombadil1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Bombadil2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Bombadil3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993451

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5502

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:18:28 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Merry
and Pippin Award" (2nd Prize, Gr: Humor)

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/M&P1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/M&P2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/M&P3.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/M&P4.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/M&P5.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993453

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5503

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:20:52 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Battle
of the Black Gate Award" (1st Prize, Gr: Adventure)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/BlackGate1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/BlackGate2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/BlackGate3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993455

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5504

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:21:26 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Battle
of the Pelennor Fields Award" (2nd Prize, Gr: Adventure)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/PelennorFields1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/PelennorFields2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/PelennorFields3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993456

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5505

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:21:46 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Barliman Award" (3rd Prize, Gr: Humor)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Barliman1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Barliman2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Barliman3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993454

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5506

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:22:33 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Battle
of Helm's Deep Award" (3rd Prize, Gr: Adventure)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/HelmsDeep1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/HelmsDeep2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/HelmsDeep3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993457

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5507

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:25:25 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Týrin
Turambar Award" (1st Prize, Gr: Drama)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Turin1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Turin2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Turin3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993460

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5508

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:25:44 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Frodo
Baggins Award" (2nd Prize, Gr: Drama)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/frodo1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/frodo2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/frodo3.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/frodo4.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/frodo5.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993461

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5509

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:27:35 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Faramir son of Denethor Award" (3rd Prize, Gr: Drama)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Faramir1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Faramir2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Faramir3.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Faramir4.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Faramir5.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Faramir6.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993467

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5510

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:29:27 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Aragor
& Arwen Award" (1st Prize, Gr: Romance)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/araarw1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/araarw2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/araarw3.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/araarw4.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993469

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5511

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:30:01 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Beren
and Lýthien Award" (2nd Prize, Gr: Romance)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Berenluthien1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Berenluthien2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Berenluthien3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993471

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5512

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:30:07 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Sam &
Rosie Award" (3rd Prize, Gr: Romance)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/samrosie1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/samrosie2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/samrosie3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993473

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5513

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:31:11 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Paths
of the Dead Award" (1st Prize, Gr: Horror)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/PathsofDead1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/PathsofDead2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/PathsofDead3.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/PathsofDead4.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/PathsofDead5.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993474

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5514

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:32:23 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Shelob's Lair Award" (2nd Prize, Gr: Horror)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/ShelobsLair1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/ShelobsLair2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/ShelobsLair3.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/ShelobsLair4.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993478

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5515

1 Author Review today 9/30/2005 Posted by Ainaechoiriel October 01, 2005 - 0:32:32 Topic ID# 5515
Author: Space
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=23
5> Weavil . ID: 235
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=8&form_author_fil
ter=235> . Books/Time: Post-Ring War [142]: General
Reviewer: Alassante
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
2> . 2005-09-30 22:41:25
SpaceWeavil is an amazing writer. She has such creativity and originality in
her stories, I am always impressed with the overall picture that sometimes I
miss some of the small details. Its that type of writing that makes you
forget you are reading fan fiction and makes you feel like you have just
jumped headfirst into Tolkien's world. Her serious stories have plotlines
that are always full bodied like a fine wine with rich and bold details that
weave together to create a beautiful tapestry of fine art. Her humorous
stories are so outrageously funny you dare not read them at work for feeling
of people looking at you strangely for laughing outloud at your desk.I like
how she chooses the most uncommon character to write her stories about. Like
one of her stories nominated was about two ents. Another was a romance story
about Gandalf. Most writers are not brave enough to risk breaking the mold
too much but Space just sees a undiscovered area in the books or the HoME
and goes exploring. From there, you never know where you will end up.
Whether she is serious or funny, you will always enjoy reading a good
SpaceWeavil story!


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 5516

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:34:54 Topic ID# 3

Msg# 5517

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:35:13 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Palantýri Award" (1st Prize, Gr: Mystery)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Palantiri1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Palantiri2.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993481

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5518

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:36:41 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Barrow-wight Award" (2nd Prize, Gr: Mystery)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/BarrowWight1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/BarrowWight2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/BarrowWight3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993483

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5519

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:38:01 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Pukelmen Award" (3rd Prize, Gr: Mystery)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Pukelmen1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Pukelmen2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Pukelmen3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993485

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5520

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:40:06 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Troy
Award" (1st Prize, Gr: Crossover)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Troy1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Troy2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Troy3.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Troy4.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993487

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5521

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:41:14 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Van
Helsing Award" (2nd Prize, Gr: Crossover)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/VanHelsing1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/VanHelsing2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/VanHelsing3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993490

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5522

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:42:28 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The X-Men
Award" (3rd Prize, Gr: Crossover)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/X-Men1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/X-Men2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/X-Men3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993491

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5523

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:43:47 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these would you like to use for "The Boromir Lives
Award" (1st Prize, Gr: Alternate Universe)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/BoromirLives1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/BoromirLives2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/BoromirLives3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993494

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5524

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:44:35 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Tenth
Walker Award" (2nd Prize, Gr: Alternate Universe)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/10thWalker1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/10thWalker2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/10thWalker3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993495

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5525

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:45:36 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Faramir Goes to Rivendell Award" (3rd Prize, Gr: Crossovers)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/FaramirRivendell1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/FaramirRivendell2.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993497

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5526

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:46:32 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Arwen
Steals Asfaloth" Award?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/ArwenAsfaloth1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/ArwenAsfaloth2.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993500

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5527

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:47:38 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Elves
at Helm's Deep Award" (2nd Prize, Gr: Movieverse)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/ElvesDeep1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/ElvesDeep2.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993501

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5528

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:49:17 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Library of Imladris Award" (1st Prize, Gr: Non-Fiction)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Library1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Library2.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993502

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5529

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:50:54 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Archives of Minas Tirith Award" (2nd Prize, Gr: Non-Fiction)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Archives1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Archives2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Archives3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993503

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5530

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:52:12 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for the "The
Ainulindalý Award" (1st Prize, _The Silmarillion_)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Ainulindale1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Ainulindale2.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993506

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5531

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:52:23 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these awards would you like to use for "The Scrolls
of Orthanc Award" (3rd Prize, Gr: Non-Fiction)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Scrolls1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Scrolls2.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993504

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5532

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:53:19 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Valaquenta Award" (2nd Prize, BT: _The Silmarillion_)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Valaquenta1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Valaquenta2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Valaquenta3.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Valaquenta4.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993509

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5533

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:54:45 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Akallabýth Award" (3rd Prize, BT: _The Silmarillion_)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Akallabeth1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Akallabeth2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Akallabeth3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993511

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5534

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:55:08 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Shire
Award" (1st Prize, BT: _The Hobbit_)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Shire1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Shire2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Shire3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993513

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5535

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:56:35 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Mirkwood Award" (2nd Prize, BT: _The Hobbit_)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Mirkwood1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Mirkwood2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Mirkwood3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993516

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5536

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:57:58 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Lonely
Mountain Award" (3rd Prize, BT: _The Hobbit_)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Mountain1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Mountain2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Mountain3.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Mountain4.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993517

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5537

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 0:58:53 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Fellowship of the Ring Award" (1st Prize, BT: _The Lord of
the Rings_)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/fotr1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/fotr2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/fotr3.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/fotr4.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/fotr5.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993520

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5538

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 1:00:03 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Two
Towers Award" (2nd Prize, BT: _The Lord of the Rings_ Award)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/ttt1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/ttt2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/ttt3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993521

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5539

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 1:02:20 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Return
of the King Award" (3rd Prize, BT: _The Lord of the Rings
Award_)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/rotk1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/rotk2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/rotk3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993524

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5540

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 1:03:08 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Celeborn, Lord of Lothlýrien Award" (1st Prize, BT:
Post-Ring War)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/celeborn1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/celeborn2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/celeborn3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993525

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5541

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 1:03:22 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Legolas, Lord of Ithilien Award" (2nd Prize, BT: Post-Ring War)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/lordleg1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/lordleg2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/lordleg3.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/lordleg4.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993527

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5542

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 1:04:36 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The
Elladan and Elrohir, Sons of Elrond Award" (3rd Prize, BT:
Post-Ring War)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/elladanelrohir1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/elladanelrohir2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/elladanelrohir3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993528

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5543

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 1:05:28 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Gap of
Rohan" Award (1st Prize, BT: Gap-Filler)

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/GapofRohan1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/GapofRohan2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/GapofRohan3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993529

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5544

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 1:06:10 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Crack
of Doom Award" (2nd Prize, BT: Gap-Filler)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/CrackofDoom1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/CrackofDoom2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/CrackofDoom3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993531

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5545

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 1:07:25 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Black
Chasm of Moria Award" (3rd Prize, BT: Gap-Filler)?

o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/BlackChasm1.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/BlackChasm2.jpg
o http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/BlackChasm3.jpg


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/surveys?id=1993533

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 5546

New Polls Posted by Marta Layton October 01, 2005 - 1:25:55 Topic ID# 5546
Hey guys,

I've set up quite a few polls. For those of you who are new to the
awards this year, this is the time that we vote on which banner will be
made available to the winners of each categories.

So browse over to the polls section of
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/ , check out the links, and
vote for your favourite. You have until October 15.

Marta

Msg# 5547

Fwd: 404 errors with awards Posted by Marta Layton October 01, 2005 - 9:20:55 Topic ID# 5547
Hi gang,

Huzzah for Rhapsody! It seems I mad e some mistakes with a few of the
URLs in the polls I put together last night. She found correct ones.

The problem is, if I edit the polls we'll lose the current votes. I've
asked Ainae to rename these files to what I currently have in the
polls. In the meantime, however, here are the mistakes that Rhapsody
found.

Cheers,
Marta

Begin forwarded message:

> Hey Marta,
>
>
> I was voting for the awards this morning (my goodness, that was a lot)
> and ..
>
> Which of these banners would you like to use for "The Pukelmen Award"
> (3rd Prize, Gr: Mystery)?
>
> http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Pukelmen2.jpg
> http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Pukelmen3.jpg
>
> Both come back with a 404, page not found error.
>
> It should be (I looked into the directory:
> http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Pukelman2.jpg
> http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Pukelman3.jpg
>
> I don't know what is handier, changing the names at Ainea's server or
> altering the polls (I don't know if the votes get lost then..)
>
> I have the same with these...
>
> http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/frodo2.jpg
> http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/frodo3.jpg
> http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/frodo4.jpg
> http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/frodo5.jpg
>
> They all should be
>
> http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Frodo2.jpg
> http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Frodo3.jpg
> http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Frodo4.jpg
> http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Frodo5.jpg
>
> And... http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Kings2.jpg gives a
> 404 error as well
> it should be http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Kingsr2.jpg
>
> Then... The image
> ýhttp://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/AwardBanners/Erebor5.jpg%ef%bf%bd cannot be
> displayed, because it contains errors.
>
> I hope you don't mind me sending you this...
>
> Rhapsody
>
>
*****
Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 5548

Oh no - not again! Posted by Liza October 01, 2005 - 18:02:23 Topic ID# 5548
Once more this year all my good intentions of starting early have gone
to pot! Unfortunately, more because of personal family things than
actual laziness on my part (mostly).

But I have managed to review my nominiations and am now frantically
rushing through the poetry at least - I hope to get most of it
reviewed by tomorrow, but if I fail it is lack of time rather than not
liking the work.

I must say, I have found some wonderful material that I have never
read before. There is some incredibly good poetry around and I am glad
to have had this forum to discover it.

I just want to say how excellent I think this system is. It is so
public and everyone can see what is going on and there are no losers
or winners as every piece of feedback is like a little prize. My
thanks to the organisers and I hope to take part earlier and more
thoroughly next year.

Liza

PS Thanks for the extra time as well!

Msg# 5549

Re: Oh no - not again! Posted by Marta Layton October 01, 2005 - 21:14:13 Topic ID# 5548
Hi Liza,

On 1 Oct 2005, at 19:02, Liza wrote:

> Once more this year all my good intentions of starting early have gone
> to pot! Unfortunately, more because of personal family things than
> actual laziness on my part (mostly).
>

{{{Liza}}} RL does have a habit of getting in the way, doesn't it? :-S

> But I have managed to review my nominiations and am now frantically
> rushing through the poetry at least - I hope to get most of it
> reviewed by tomorrow, but if I fail it is lack of time rather than not
> liking the work.
>

I'm the recipient of one such review, and am happy to have received it.
I'm sure the same is for everyone else who you reviewed.

> I must say, I have found some wonderful material that I have never
> read before. There is some incredibly good poetry around and I am glad
> to have had this forum to discover it.
>

Good! That's always a good thing, finding new authors.

> I just want to say how excellent I think this system is. It is so
> public and everyone can see what is going on and there are no losers
> or winners as every piece of feedback is like a little prize. My
> thanks to the organisers and I hope to take part earlier and more
> thoroughly next year.
>
> Liza
>

Thanks! It means so much to hear that people are appreciating it.

> PS Thanks for the extra time as well!


Glad it helps. I know I've made good use of it.

Marta


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 5550

159 Reviews today 10/1/2005 Posted by Ainaechoiriel October 01, 2005 - 22:38:40 Topic ID# 5550
-----------------------------------
Title: A
<http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/E/Enismirdal/FalconForTheNightingale.h
tm> Falcon for the Nightingale · Author: Enismirdal
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
9> · Books/Time: The Silmarillion: First Age · ID: 63
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=63>
Reviewer: mirasaui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=64
> · 2005-10-01 01:25:51
Enismirdal's rich description and vivid detail turn this story of Daeron and
Maglor into a hauntingly beautiful tale. From her allegorical use of
nightingale and falcon, to the heart-rending climax of Maglor's rendition of
the Noldolante, one feels to the bones the guilt and shame, remorse and
regret of these two tragic figures. How fitting she chooses to give them
comfort and hope in the end. Lovely, Eni, thank you for sharing!
-----------------------------------
Title: What Should Not
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3014> Be Forgotten ·
Author: Budgielover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
1> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Post-Ring War · ID: 179
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=179>
Reviewer: Inkling
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
3> · 2005-10-01 01:51:40
Pippin’s pickled-egg breath makes a rather, ah, memorable opening for this
wise little story. Budgie adeptly mixes humor and angst, book- and
movie-verse to remind us that while the hobbits have been marked by their
experiences, those marks are as much a reminder of their survival and
triumph as of what they have lost.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Old Dwarf and the Sea <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1819850/1/> ·
Author: Isabeau
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
2> of Greenlea · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete · ID: 3
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=3>
Reviewer: mirasaui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=64
> · 2005-10-01 03:25:03
Hemingway enthusiasts will kill me but "The Old Dwarf and the Sea" manages
to thoroughly delight while Ernest's never-ending fish story most definitely
does not. (In my opinion, at least). What a hilarious combination Isabeau
gives us in the glorious adventures of Legolas and Gimli sailing to Valinor
in a fast leaking craft. I love Legolas' innocence and Gimli's gruff humour
and the playful banter that passes between them, not too mention the
implement that becomes the catalyst for further commotion once the pair
arrive in Aman.

From his one word reply to the haughty Noldor to his riotous remark to the
Lady Galadriel, Gimli has me splitting my sides with laughter and fighting
for breath. Throw in Orvelos and Wilburae, with their wacky ideas and
dwarfish-like enthusiasm and Legolas' brood enacting the killing of
Thingol-Greycloak and fall of Gondolin - utterly priceless! In fact, my only
complaint is the story is not finished. Definitely one to bookmark in hopes
of an update!

-----------------------------------
Title: Freak
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge09/7274.html#cutid1> Show ·
Author: Nickey
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=37
4> · Genres: Horror · ID: 862
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=862>
Reviewer: Inkling
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
3> · 2005-10-01 03:56:52
A wonderfully creepy story that called up my own disturbing memories, from a
macabre curio shop in Seattle to Tod Browning’s "Freaks" (needing only for
the orcs to start chanting "One of us" as they close in on Merry to complete
the picture). The juxtaposition of two different moments in Merry’s life,
and the bizarre connection between them, was masterfully done.
-----------------------------------
Title: Spellbound
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3323&cid=12667> · Author:
Shirebound
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
5> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings · ID: 880
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=880>
Reviewer: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · 2005-10-01 05:09:15
This is such a creepy and vivid story. I loved getting to see the wight's
thoughts and the confusion and fear of the hobbits was very convincing.
-----------------------------------
Title: Stay Here With
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3571> Me · Author:
Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): War of the Ring · ID: 1173
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1173>
Reviewer: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · 2005-10-01 05:16:04
A wonderfully angsty Cormallen fic! I love how Pippin tells Merry that he
looks like a mess (a lighthearted teasing moment) and then switches to
seriousness as he recognizes that Merry is still under the Shadow. Very
perceptive of Pip, and very sweet how they both need each other.
-----------------------------------
Title: Denethor Limericks
<http://www.berryarts.com/lizallinos/denethor.html> · Author: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · Races/Places: Gondor: Poetry · ID: 787
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=787>
Reviewer: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · 2005-10-01 05:21:58
These are so fun - and funny! My favorite has to be the first - the "do you
have a light?" gave me a bad case of the giggles.
-----------------------------------
Title: Galadriel's Lay <http://www.berryarts.com/lizallinos/galadriel.html>
· Author: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · Genres: Humor: Poetry · ID: 763
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=763>
Reviewer: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · 2005-10-01 05:29:16
I love it! Menopausal Galadriel on a cruise ship playing bingo has got to be
one of the funniest mental images ever!
-----------------------------------
Title: Pippin the
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3339> Troll Slayer ·
Author: Auntiemeesh
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
5> · Books/Time: Gap-Filler · ID: 832
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=832>
Reviewer: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · 2005-10-01 05:34:32
Sam's discomfort is very believable, and I love how he rationalizes that
Frodo, Merry and Pip are all too "cracked" not to think that he's trying to
rise above his station!
-----------------------------------
Title: Packing for Crickhollow <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1777346/6/> ·
Author: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Drabble · ID: 1344
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1344>
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · 2005-10-01 05:49:00
Rabidsamfan has captured Frodo’s character perfectly in the dilemma of what
to do with his books -- and what he eventually chooses to do with them. The
drabble conveys the notion that he hesitated for a long time over what to do
-- perhaps that’s why it took him six months to leave the Shire! -- and that
he took a great deal of care in choosing whom to give each book to. And
running underneath all that is the undercurrent that Frodo already believes
he will not return. Well done!
-----------------------------------
Title: Leavetaking
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1887&cid=8127> · Author:
Forodwaith
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=50
> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Drabble · ID: 16
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=16>
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · 2005-10-01 05:49:19
Goodness, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the bitterness for both their
surviving parents of the consequences of Aragorn and Arwen’s love expressed
so clearly and eloquently in so few words. This is a beautiful drabble that
speaks of the many years Elrond and Gilraen have know each other, and
presents Gilraen as the strong, clear-sighted woman she must have been. The
phrasing is gorgeous. Well done!
-----------------------------------
Title: A Very Dark,
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2446> Very Wet, and
Very Miserable Morning · Author: Thundera
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=86
> Tiger · Genres: Humor · ID: 592
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=592>
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · 2005-10-01 05:49:21
I’m rather fond of stories about the forces of Dark as a somewhat
incompetent bureaucracy, partly because I’ve worked for a few companies that
would make toiling in Barad-Dur seem preferable, and partly because I think
the “banality of evil” is far more troubling than out-and-out psychosis. In
this piece, Thundera Tiger delivers wonderfully on the premise. It’s
well-paced in gradually building through the explanation of the various
disasters that have befallen the Dark Tower, while the protagonists are
extremely effectively characterised. And although it couldn’t be described
as classically Tolkienesque in execution, it has a Tolkienesque spirit, in
that evil contains the seeds of its own undoing. Excellent work.
-----------------------------------
Title: Taur Ingem <http://www.nancybrooke.com/tauringem.htm> · Author:
Nancy
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
5> Brooke · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Drabble · ID: 629
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=629>
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · 2005-10-01 05:49:37
This is a very powerful drabble describing a moment I had never previously
considered. Nancy has created some wonderful phrasing that packs a real
punch. In particular, I love the way she takes the simile of papery old skin
and drives it forward to convey the blankness of the mind behind the face.
Boromir’s fear is tangible, and Nancy evokes enormous pity in us for
Theoden.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3523&cid=13397> Garden of
Samwise · Author: ErinRua
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
7> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Drabble · ID: 332
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=332>
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · 2005-10-01 05:49:39
In this drabble, ErinRua has done two things extremely well. She has
captured Sam’s voice perfectly through the rhythm of the phrases and
vocabulary. I also know, as a keen gardener myself, that ErinRua has pinned
down exactly the philosophy of all gardeners everywhere always. This is a
simply wonderful moment. Well done!
-----------------------------------
Title: The Dress
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2537> Code · Author:
Auntiemeesh
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
5> · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 818
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=818>
Reviewer: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · 2005-10-01 06:12:35
Well! Let me actually write my review for this in the proper place.

Sam's discomfort here is very believable. He's too humble to realize that
people would want to honor him along with the other hobbits.Of course he
finally wears the fine clothes to honor his friends both old and new, and
not to honor himself, which I think is very Sam-like. I love how he
rationalizes that Frodo, Merry and Pippin are all too "cracked" not to think
that he's trying to rise above his station, it's the sort of matter of
propriety that he would think of and that would not cross their minds.


-----------------------------------
Title: Namesake
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1865&cid=9728> · Author:
Elana
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=51
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Post-Ring War Drabble · ID: 301
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=301>
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · 2005-10-01 06:14:19
In this drabble, Elana effectively conveys the full range of human
experience: birth and rejoicing, death and mourning, how we go on with the
world when those we love are gone. Sam’s simple question about whether he
could bear to hear Frodo’s name “dozens of times each day” is a powerful
expression of how grief can take us. By his choice, Elana shows us clearly
that Sam has indeed chosen to be whole and at peace, at least for a while.
Thank you for sharing this lovely drabble with us.
-----------------------------------
Title: Heart’s
<http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadSlashStory?storyID=396> Desire
· Author: Nickey
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=37
4> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Romance · ID: 1029
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1029>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 06:39:38
I was so pleased when Nickey wrote this and it continues to be a favourite
story for me. Merry does think much too much sometimes, and much too hard.
His pain is a palpable thing here. He deserves happiness, but he fears to
reach for it, though it is within his grasp if he will just open his eyes.
But he thinks that he is undeserving, and has always thought it better not
to speak. It is better in his mind not to speak or act, and remain Pippin’s
friend and cousin rather than risk losing what he has.

I am rooting for him every time I read this story, that Merry will go into
Pippin’s room, that this time he will take the risk, that he will *finally*
get his heart’s desire. He has put other persons and tasks ahead of his own
heart and needs for so long. And such is the talent that Nickey brings to
this story, I am afraid every time I read this that he will once more sadly
pass by Pippin’s door, or that he will not stay with him if he does enter,
or that he will not take the final risk and reach for what he wants so
desperately. And then I am afraid that Pippin might not respond the way that
Merry wants and needs him to. But Merry does take the risks this time, and
Pippin responds beyond all of Merry’s hope, and I am so happy for them both.
I love the dreamlike naturalness of Pippin's response, as if this is just to
be expected, and about time too. Pippin is a lot wiser than some folks give
him credit for.

And the next time I read it I will be pulled in again, and go through the
same anguish on Merry’s behalf, and feel the same joy at their fulfillment
that I always do. That is the mark of an outstanding author and story.

-----------------------------------
Title: In Memoriam <http://www.freewebs.com/aure/inmemoriam.htm> · Author:
Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Ithilien Drabble · ID: 949
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=949>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 06:40:13
Noble and sophisticated, this is a drabble to be proud of! Well-done Marta!
I liked this a lot.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Road to
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3578> Edoras · Author:
Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete · ID: 872
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=872>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 06:40:52
I eagerly await updates to this engrossing tale! Though it is peopled
largely with minor characters or original characters that does nothing to
lessen my enjoyment of the story. I never cared really for Fredegar but
Dreamflower has made me see him with new eyes. Bergil was interesting to me,
so far as he interacted with Pippin in Minas Tirith, but Dreamflower has
brought him to life for me. It is the same with all of her characters
whether or not you love them or you dislike them – they all come to life for
you in this story, and indeed in all of this author’s stories.

This tale fits in quite well in Dreamflower’s universe. There are many
moments and developments that I love so far as the story has gone –
Berilac’s growing love for the healer’s assistant. The Buckland hobbits
teaching the others to swim – except for the lasses, as it wouldn’t be
proper. Being the oldest male present Legolas is recruited for that task! I
am so worried about Bergil recovering from his near drowning, and overjoyed
that Freddy is recovering from the loss of Folco. I am wondering what scheme
the hobbit prisoners have up their sleeves having to do with tattoos. I
wonder what the heck Eomer is going to do with the prisoners. I am really
looking forward to the Embassy arriving in Minas Tirith and getting to know
the place, seeing first hand where some of the events the Travellers have
spoken of took place. As you can see it is a very exciting story, full of
excellent characterisations, dialogue, plot, and descriptions. It’s a really
*good* story, and I highly recommend it!

-----------------------------------
Title: Learning To
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/nickeyb/3429.html#cutid1> Walk · Author:
Nickey
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=37
4> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hobbits · ID: 760
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=760>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 06:41:42
I really like Pippin here, a whirlwind all his life, now having to keep his
feet under him for the love of his cousins. From what I have seen of him in
this story I have no doubt that he will succeed.
-----------------------------------
Title: To Cross a
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2191> River · Author:
Hai
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
6> Took · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hurt/Comfort · ID: 820
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=820>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 06:42:42
This is a fun Fellowship story! I really enjoyed the crossing of the river,
it just *had* to be Pippin that fell in first, didn’t it, lol! I liked the
camaraderie between everyone here, and it was a nice touch that Gandalf
didn’t seem to be very wet at all. Everyone is in character and interacting
with one another just exactly right. I loved when the sneezing started –
once again, it just *had* to be Pippin! I particularly liked Legolas leaping
to his feet when he heard the horn, and it turned out to be Gimli blowing
his nose!

-----------------------------------
Title: On Becoming
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2494> An Adventurer ·
Author: Piplover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
0> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hurt/Comfort · ID: 1161
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1161>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 06:48:03
I love Pippin’s thoughts in this story, wondering who he has become. Knowing
that the Pippin he once was could not wield a sword in battle, could not
have held his dearest cousin in his arms, perhaps wounded unto death and
kept his calm. He has changed and paid for his adventure, but I think that
ultimately he will not regret because he has grown so much as a person.


-----------------------------------
Title: Cousins on
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1631> Watch · Author:
Anso
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
6> the Hobbit · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hurt/Comfort · ID: 984
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=984>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 06:50:42
The hurt/comfort in this tale is lovely, Anso has a real knack for it. I
really liked each of the two parts of the story, Pippin at Cormallen and
Merry at Minas Tirith. The Fellowship is so caring and supportive, and
clearly love their hobbits. Nice details and descriptions, and good
characterisations.
-----------------------------------
Title: The <http://www.rosiesamfrodo.com/users/lilybaggins/fanfiction.html>
Pine-Woods Excursion · Author: lilybaggins
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=47
3> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hurt/Comfort · ID: 1275
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1275>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 06:51:28
A fandom classic, an early effort that set the standard for Frodo h/c. Lots
of detail, and plenty of angst!
-----------------------------------
Title: By All
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge06/5053.html#cutid1> The
Signs · Author: Tialys
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=23
0> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War · ID: 757
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=757>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 06:52:22
This is a very clever and imaginative story. I love the notion that hobbits
are still among us today, and why should they not be? They are a hardy race
after all, according to the good Professor, and the story of the Ring and
Middle-earth is meant to be a mythology of our past. I loved that the
remaining hobbits have kept their history all these years, and it is just
like Men not to believe what is, literally, right under their noses.

-----------------------------------
Title: Lost
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1828&cid=7613> and Found ·
Author: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War · ID: 1253
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1253>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 06:53:07
A wonderful summation of Pippin after the Quest, through his mother’s eyes.
Very insightful, with good, strong descriptions. Nicely done!

-----------------------------------
Title: March Frost <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1574> ·
Author: SilverMoonLady
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=34
3> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War · ID: 769
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=769>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 07:00:39
I have always thought that Merry would have his own anniversaries, it is
only logical he would. I love how well Estella knows Merry and that she
cares for him by building up the fire, holding him, letting him feel her
presence while he is caught in the grasp of his nightmare, and clearly she
does this every time it is needed. The sense of building horror as the black
shape that might be death feeds on the terror is riveting. Every time I read
this I applaud Estella’s banishment of the evil, and am so happy that Merry
has this courageous bride that is worthy of him and loves him so dearly. A
wonderful story!

-----------------------------------
Title: The Last
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3763> Time · Author:
SoundOfHorns
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
4> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Final Partings · ID: 1118
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1118>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 07:02:39
This is so very heart wrenching, yet I am comforted knowing that Merry did
not linger. I liked very much that Aragorn sent for torches to light the
tomb as Merry would not leave Pippin alone in the dark. The ending, where
Aragorn pleads to Merry that the hobbits wait for him and this time be *his*
guide was lovely.

-----------------------------------
Title: In Plain Sight <http://www.lightindarkplaces.net/IPS.html> · Author:
Aratlithiel
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=23
1> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Gap-Filler · ID: 885
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=885>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 07:04:21
A very funny tale! Just like a Healer, but you’d think Aragorn would have
more sense, knowing Frodo as he did! I love Frodo’s reaction to his very
foolish mistake. The author’s Frodo is so great – he acts very hobbity, not
melancholy and boring. I love when he is looking for Sting! ‘ “I just need
to run the King through. I’ll give it right back. I’ll even clean it.” ‘
-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3477&cid=13125>
Long Awaited Party · Author: Gwynnyd
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
6> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: General Drabble · ID: 1298
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1298>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 07:09:38
Of course the hobbits would celebrate Aragorn’s eleventy-first birthday!
What a good idea for a drabble! Well done!

-----------------------------------
Title: Lesson
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3043&cid=12813> Learned:
Spring Flood, 1433 · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: General Drabble · ID: 1112
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1112>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 07:10:24
The author has really nailed Merry’s personality here. From his father he
learned ways that he could be in control, something that I think is very
important to him, and from the Quest he learned to believe that miracles can
happen, something that was a bit outside his practical nature – the flooding
of the Brandywine has taught him that planning and belief is not always
enough, and sometimes that must be accepted. Lovely drabble, you should
write more of them!
-----------------------------------
Title: Remembrance <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1928301/1/> · Author:
Ainaechoiriel
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=2>
· Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Gondor Drabble · ID: 108
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=108>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 07:11:03
Poor Legolas! I wonder if even Gandalf will stay, for I think that if he has
any choice in the matter he will someday follow the others. Lots of emotion
in this drabble.

-----------------------------------
Title: The Bee Charmer rewritten extended
<http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2248559/1/> edition · Author: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete · ID: 587
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=587>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 07:15:35
Pipkin manages to make a plausible case for Boromir actually surviving his
injuries at Parth Galen and eventually making a new life for himself near
the Shire. A wonderful tale of deep and abiding friendship. This is an epic
story that reunites the remaining surviving members of the Fellowship, and
spans Middle-earth. It is so evident that the author has put many loving
hours into this work, and it is well worth the read.
-----------------------------------
Title: Walk No More
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4475> in Shadow ·
Author: Anoriath
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=35
4> · Races/Places: Men · ID: 1004
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1004>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-01 07:24:44
I did enjoy the meeting between Eomer and Faramir. Poor Eomer - caught
between the White Lady and the object of her affections. This promises well
for their future relationship - even if there is plenty of below-the-surface
challenge going on. I loved the shade of Boromir bristling protectively in
the corner - and the poor put-upon chamberlain, trying to do twenty things
at once. Good storyl
-----------------------------------
Title: Victories
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge08/2119.html#cutid1> Won ·
Author: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hurt/Comfort · ID: 810
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=810>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-01 07:38:11
I like the double story - and Gandalf's foresight. I'm glad Pippin heard him
- it will give him a reason to keep fighting.
-----------------------------------
Title: Arriving at
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3553> Crickhollow ·
Author: Hai
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
6> Took · Races/Places: Hobbits: Pre-War of the Ring · ID: 1185
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1185>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-01 07:46:55
Nicely scary Black Riders - a good build up. And the hot baths and shared
food make a good hobbity counterpoint to them.
-----------------------------------
Title: Long Home of
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2009> Mortals ·
Author: jodancingtree
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=29
6> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Fourth Age · ID: 748
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=748>
Reviewer: Cuthalion
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
7> · 2005-10-01 08:06:48
This story (sequel of "Beyond the Havens") does IMO for fanfiction what C.S.
Lewis once did for children's literature. Sam and Frodo have died in the
Blessed Realm, and now we have the rare chance to explore where they go
afterwards... to a place of neverending peace and stunning glory, where all
pain and suffering is gone and all those who have lost each other may be
reunited. And the "son" who helped Frodo to overcome his dark memories in
Tol Eressëa is here, visible in his full glory, King of Eternity and Lord of
the Dance...

I must confess I'm never able to read this tale without laughing and crying
at the same time; Tolkien's wondrous universe and the biblical idea of
heaven are blended in such a effortless and loving way that "Long Home for
Mortals" always stays with me, warming my heart and filling me with a
silent, lasting joy. And the argument that christianity has no place in
Tolkien fanfiction is ridiculous; this is shingingly beautiful, and it rings
absolutely true.
-----------------------------------
Title: Stars and
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2607> Sniffles ·
Author: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Pre-War of the Ring · ID: 817
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=817>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 08:12:13
This is one of my favourite stories and I am so glad that Slightly Tookish
has begun to write some sequels set here in her *Stars* universe!

I love stories where Gandalf spends some time with young Pippin, and in this
case he has shown up at exactly the right moment, as Pippin is visiting
Frodo at Bag End and is rather ill. Frodo is exhausted and so Gandalf offers
to sit with the sick lad while he gets some rest.

His care of Pippin is lovely and I love the images – taking Pippin in his
lap to ease his coughing, letting him use his very large handkerchief, but
best of all is their dialogue. I love this line of Gandalf’s: “I am not
accustomed to a quiet Took,” Gandalf said finally, “and I hope I never come
across another.” Pippin might not be a chatty and cheerful Took at the
moment, but he is still a curious one as he proves when he asks Gandalf
about stars, figuring that Gandalf knows all about them. I love that Gandalf
indulges him in this, not only chatting about stars, but actually wizarding
up a pair of them so that Pippin can see them close up. It is so fitting
that it is a pair, because Pippin has just declared that he reckoned a star
would be lonely if it were on its own, and that he himself would be very
lonesome were he the only hobbit in a place. Gandalf hopes that never
happens to Pippin, but we the readers know that it does, and it makes for a
nice bit of foreshadowing.

The description of the stars is well thought out, their warmth, and energy,
and the way that they light up the entire room, and I love that forever
after these are Pippin’s very own stars that watch over him. The image of
Gandalf holding blanket-wrapped Pippin in his arms by the open window, as
Pippin thanks the stars for visiting and sends them on their way is one that
I wish that I could draw and have to look at whenever I wanted, but even
though I couldn’t possibly do the scene justice thanks to the author's
talent it is there perfectly in my head.

It’s lovely the next morning when Frodo thinks that Pippin hallucinated the
whole thing, only to find out that Sam had seen the stars as they made their
way home!

Can you tell how much I like this story, lol?

-----------------------------------
Title: Midnight at Bag
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=141> End · Author:
jodancingtree
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=29
6> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Post-Ring War · ID: 749
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=749>
Reviewer: Cuthalion
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
7> · 2005-10-01 08:14:54
In this tale Frodo makes up his decision to leave... or better it is already
made, and what we are allowed to read are his reflections over that
decision. Here is not the violent rage that can be found in the tales of
Aratlithiel, the dramatical impact of the stories written by willow wode,
but a silent power, a pain, gilded and transformed by wisdom and a deep,
gently love. This makes Frodo's thoughts in "Midnight at Bag End" so very
believable and utterly book-verse. jodancingtree has always written a "true"
and convincing Frodo, and this is one of her best examples.
-----------------------------------
Title: Jerusalem
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1748> · Author:
Amarie
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=21
1> · Genres: Crossovers · ID: 658
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=658>
Reviewer: Cuthalion
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
7> · 2005-10-01 08:41:17
This is truly astonishing; a lost elf, separated from his kind and
desperate, finds himself in ancient Israel, saved from being stoned by a
completely unexpected being, and to his awe and surprise he sees the light
of Iluvatar again.

To be honest, I'd never thought that this Bible/ Silmarillion-crossover
would work. But it does, and more... it is deeply moving and beautiful, with
a deep strength and without any "false" tone - and it could have been
rediculous and even terrible had the author not beem so skilled with the
words and images she uses to create this small miracle. BRAVO!
-----------------------------------
Title: Wizard's
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge05/5324.html#cutid1> Watch ·
Author: Pipspebble
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
4> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings · ID: 1227
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1227>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 08:52:31
Pippin’s voice in this story sounds very much as Tolkien wrote him, young,
but still well spoken and articulate. He does not sound overly childish as
some fanfic writers tend to make him, and that really adds to my enjoyment
of this story. His thoughts here as he agonises over his actions and being
wrenched away from his Merry are spot on. I loved this thought about his
being separated from Merry: “I am overwhelmed with the enormity of the loss
of my cousin, the rock I have leaned upon all of my life, my sustenance, my
water, the air that I breathe. And now he is gone. I am alone.” Wow. This
could not be articulated any better in my opinion. Gandalf’s gentle care of
Pippin is wonderful, and he does not treat him like a child in the least.
Their conversation is perfect, the content sounding as if Tolkien himself
might have written it, and their comfortable relationship so easy to see. I
truly believe that Pippin has known Gandalf all of his young life, and loves
and trusts him without question as he would a grandsire, and that is how
their relationship is written here. Gandalf’s assurance to Pippin that he
still loves him even though Pippin sometimes vexes him is a perfect example
of this.

This is a wonderful piece, written in Tolkien’s style, and I like it very
much. I can’t recall if the author has written the sequel she mentioned at
one time, but I would dearly like to read it!

-----------------------------------
Title: Strength <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3406>
· Author: Songspinner
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=35
1> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings · ID: 829
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=829>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 09:31:51
I have always felt so sad for Merry, left behind when Gandalf flees with
Pippin after the incident with the Palantir. But this lovely scene between
Merry and Legolas reassures me that Merry is not quite alone yet, and even
when the others leave him for the Paths of the Dead the Fellowship will be
separated only by distance, for they have forged friendships stronger than
even death can break.

Legolas’s explanation of what actually happened to Pippin when he looked
into the Palantir and fought off the Dark Lord is told in a very descriptive
way, and I love the way the truth finally dawns on Merry, and the
realisation of just how brave and strong his Pippin is. I could really feel
Merry’s pride in his little cousin. Not only do Legolas’s words reassure
Merry about Pippin, they also make him see that he is himself stronger and
more necessary and vital to the Quest and to Frodo than he had before
realised.

Legolas’s words also give the reader a very clear insight as to just what it
was that Pippin accomplished, the enormity of what he did. It is an
impressive glimpse of Pippin’s spirit and strength. Pippin had Sauron, the
Dark Lord himself, inside his head, trying to rip Pippin’s knowledge from
him, and he resisted, revealing nothing that would imperil Frodo or the
Quest. That is so amazing!

The way that Merry and Legolas sit companionably and comfortably together
going through Legolas’s arrows while they talk adds to the realism of this
story, and gives it a very natural feel. Well done!

-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.scribesoferiador.com/story/index.php?option=com_ewriting&Itemid=
42&func=storyinfo&story=3> Quest · Author: Isil
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
7> Elensar · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings · ID: 437
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=437>
Reviewer: Minuialeth
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=42
7> · 2005-10-01 10:49:12
It is a rare thing to come across a fic that pairs humans and elves and find
is believable enough to continue reading through. The Quest however did more
than just grip me till I finished every single chapter, it dissolved all
distinction I had between elf and human till all I could see was pure and
blinding emotions. What is greater is that it is not by forcing the reader
to endure dramatic exclamations or unnatural events. No it was a gentle sway
of everyday events through the eyes of Rian; thus, retaining not only its
warmth and credibility but also a multitude of thoughts and feelings that we
could identify and feel strongly with. It does have the fairytale feel to it
but that is only another evidence of the writer’s ingenuity. The Quest not
only feels akin to Gothic love novels such as those of Bronte but inspires a
reader without the aftermath of angst and depression, No, just calm
thoughtfulness and the feeling that somehow you had really witnessed what
happened. Rian, I must add is a delightful OFC that comes off as both
innocent yet strong, maturing as her journey proceeds. Speaking of the
journey, I would love to read more… now Rian feels like a friend of mine
whom I must make sure she is happy and has fulfilled her destiny. Great work
!
-----------------------------------
Title: Recaptured!
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3570> Drabbles ·
Author: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 1172
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1172>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-01 11:07:14
Marigold here has drabbled my own story, "Recaptured", which is flattering,
especially as they are so well done.

She focuses mainly on the Original Characters, starting with my favourite
Uruk, Smagnu. She sums up very well the change that has come over him since
meeting the strange little halflings and that now he has learned that if he
cares about those in his command they will serve him willingly. He has also
discovered the slightly more unpleasant side of having friends, caring what
happens to them.

The second drabble is about Saruman and we find him baffled and angry that
the two hobbits he had captured and damaged had won through in spite of his
best endeavours. More annoyingly, one of them appears to be the Ringbearer
after all.

The third follows poor Dysgwr, the healer, who could never cope with a horse
and yet he must if he is to make a difference.

The fourth and final drabble shows the strange little orcs, Sniggin and
Bloggin, practising with their new weapons. Sniggin is learning to shoot a
bow and Bloggin is put through his paces by Grutfley as he becomes skilled
at wielding his knife, hopefully gaining enough expertise before the battle
not to become a casualty.

These are all succinct and to the point, nothing fancy or flowery, which
reflects the style of Recaptured itself well. It is particularly interesting
for me to see someone else's take on my own characters.
-----------------------------------
Title: After All <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2190155/1/> · Author:
jastaelf
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 100
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=100>
Reviewer: mirasaui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=64
> · 2005-10-01 11:36:34
Jasta has captured the spirit of the season in this lovely story of Legolas'
first Yule in Valinor. There are passages that bring tears and others that
delight, from the playful banter between Legolas and Gimli to the poignant
letter written by Thranduil. The detailed description and wonderful dialogue
bring the celebration to life, a warm and inviting gathering of family and
friends. Legolas is blessed to have such a gift.
-----------------------------------
Title: Religion
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2911&cid=11177> in Middle
Earth · Author: Nerdanel
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
8> · Genres: Non-Fiction · ID: 436
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=436>
Reviewer: Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · 2005-10-01 11:47:43
Nerdanel’s Religion in Middle Earth is a thoroughly researched and
well-written essay. In clear words and with plenty references, she explains
to her reader the significance of religion, organised or not in Tolkien’s
world. For me, this article has proven its usefulness and saves me a lot of
time researching for references.

For me, in my humble opinion, it is clear that there is not any organized
religion as we see it today: with churches, temples, hierarchy, or any
written words. Nerdanel looks at every race that walks on Arda and
summarizes how and why they practised religion in their own and unique way.
What is used instead is the oral tradition and Tolkien's words "was not a
Christian world" makes it more clearly to me why he disliked allegory. When
I read this essay, I think that what Tolkien wanted to say that might come
in the future of Arda. Especially when Nerdanel gives us the reference to a
story that takes place in the Fourth Age. But I am surprised that Tolkien
wanted to write about a satanic cult. Maybe he wanted to oppose it with
Christianity, but I am not sure since he abandoned the story. Nerdanel gives
us insight on how Tolkien considered religion by creating a whole pantheon
of gods and the good people that don't need a god to follow the greater
theme. A very thought provoking and bunny creating essay Nerdanel. I am very
glad you put all the references together and organised it for us. Great
work!

-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3043&cid=12483>
Gift for Frodo · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Genres: Crossovers · ID: 909
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=909>
Reviewer: Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · 2005-10-01 11:49:19
What a sweet and tender story Dreamflower! All the Lassie cliché’s are in
there, for example that Lassie almost always finds someone in the well, but
it was so pleasant to read that the Valar granted Frodo a break from
carrying the Ring. The explanation why Frodo doesn't dream about his parents
was very moving. Just the thought that Frodo did get a dream that gave him
some solace was very rewarding to read.
-----------------------------------
Title: The 10th Walker. <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/935655/1/> · Author:
jillian
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=9>
baade · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 499
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=499>
Reviewer: mirasaui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=64
> · 2005-10-01 11:58:36
I always felt for poor Bill, treated so cruelly by his master, Bill Ferny.
So, I was delighted at his rescue by Sam and glad to see him recooperate
from his hurts in Rivendell.

Jillian elaborates on Tolkien, giving Bill voice, in this sweet tale of the
Tenth Walker, the "representative of the free animals of Middle-earth".
There is humour in his mistrust of Asfaloth and disdain for the elven
horses. Ther is angst, when he is left at the doors of Moria but the valiant
pony contributes in his own way to keep the fellowship alive. A lovely short
story about one whose name is often forgot.
-----------------------------------
Title: Stars and
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2607> Sniffles ·
Author: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Pre-War of the Ring · ID: 817
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=817>
Reviewer: Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · 2005-10-01 12:06:31
There is so much warmth and tenderness in this story. SlightlyTookish writes
a touching story where Pippin has a serious cold and his friends take good
care of him. The story is written before the War of the Ring and I feel a
bit sad when Frodo thinks about Bilbo not living anymore at Bag End.
SlightlyTookish gives us strong and well-written characters. Poor Pip tries
to remain strong valiantly (his cough is very nasty, SlightlyTookish
envisions that very well), Frodo who keeps on nursing Pippin until he can’t
stay awake any longer. And Gandalf with his special love for hobbits. This
love specific stands out in this short story. Gandalf does know his hobbits
very well and he really doesn’t like to see Pippin this ill or Frodo very
tired. In his own and unique fatherly manner Gandalf makes Pippin feel
better by creating stars. I found that moment very beautifully written. For
a moment, I held my breath when Pippin talked to Frodo the next morning, but
the way in which SlightlyTookish completed it made me finishing this story
with a good and fuzzy feeling. A great story SlightlyTookish!
-----------------------------------
Title: Celeborn's
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1023> Gift · Author:
Karri
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
7> · Genres: Movie-verse: Vignette · ID: 446
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=446>
Reviewer: mirasaui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=64
> · 2005-10-01 12:11:47
I have read this one before, a beautiful story with an emotional piunch
packed into just a few words. Celeborn thought a lot of his fellow elf and
the mission Legolas guarded to give up such a precious gift. I love the way
Karri let's Legolas find its secret later on in the tale. A wonderful story,
I enjoyed it just as much the second time around as the first.
-----------------------------------
Title: Ho, Ho! My
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2824> Lads · Author:
Dreamflower/Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=46
1> CoAuthors · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Pre-War of the Ring · ID: 1170
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1170>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-01 12:14:29
Pippin answering the door to the dwarves was precious and the gifts were
wonderful, exactly the sorts of gifts one would expect Bilbo to give to his
special family members on such an auspicious birthday.

Not sure about them using *that* song! Also speech patterns too American,
but otherwise quite good.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Confused
<http://henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4619> Elf · Author: Kenaz
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
4> · Genres: Humor: Metafic · ID: 187
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=187>
Reviewer: mirasaui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=64
> · 2005-10-01 12:19:30
What a delightful and humorous story! Poor Haldir - confused elf - indeed!
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?STID=4997&SPOrdinal=1
> Very Model of a Warden of Lothlorien · Author: Kenaz
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
4> · Genres: Humor: Poetry · ID: 614
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=614>
Reviewer: mirasaui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=64
> · 2005-10-01 12:26:11
What a great take on Gilbert and Sullivan! I can just see Haldir swaggering
on stage, singing at the top of his lungs, and the elven galadhrim echoing
the chorus! Very well done!
-----------------------------------
Title: Concerning
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2364&cid=11940> Ladders ·
Author: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship · ID: 926
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=926>
Reviewer: Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · 2005-10-01 12:55:50
Concerning ladders is such a delightful story. It has so much that makes you
either feel a bit sad, or have to chuckle, or are being kept on the edge of
your seat really wanting to read what will happen next. It is just so sad to
read that after everything Merry and Pippin has gone through together, Merry
jumps to the conclusion that Pippin must have stolen the ladder. Although he
comes with good arguments of the why, but later on when he questions himself
where I feel a bit for Merry and are wondering how he’s going to solve this.


Poor Pippin, I feel so incredibly for him and this is something I like about
this story. With clear prose, Grey Wonderer gets to the core of emotions so
clearly; it feels like the character in question relates his story to you
directly.

Then there is the bickering between the Grubs. For a moment, when they stood
on the doorstep of Merry’s home, I thought something else was going on. The
dialogue that Grey Wonderer writes, illustrates that not every marriage in
the Shire is that happy. This gives her story Concerning Ladders a very
realistic feel and Merry’s response on it gives the reader a feel how he
will be a great Master of Buckland. But how to wrap a ladder? I guess that
would take loads of paper and loads of ropes or ribbons. At any rate, a
great story Grey Wonderer. I enjoyed it a lot!


-----------------------------------
Title: Spellbound
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3323&cid=12667> · Author:
Shirebound
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
5> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings · ID: 880
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=880>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 13:14:09
I can’t believe that I have missed this terrific story! The reasons for the
Barrow-wight trapping the hobbits is very well thought out, and I liked the
manipulation of the fog that teased and helped entrap them. The way that the
wight captured Pippin, Merry, and Sam put me in mind of Shelob without the
sting, drugging its victims, pulling them inside its lair and then sinking
back to wait.

I liked the wight deciding that Frodo would be saved for the Witch-king, and
that Merry, Pippin, and Sam warranted the longer ritual for nobility. The
giving to Merry of the ancient knowledge to fill in the gaps of what he knew
before he met his doom was nicely done, and explains Merry’s words after
their rescue. I also liked its feelings about Pippin’s youth. This gave a
matter-of-factness to the whole proceeding, as though the wight was just
doing what it was meant to do, and held no special animosity against these
halflings - it is just plain evil and this is what it does. I did find it
odd in this section that as this was written from the wight’s pov that it
seemed to think of the hobbits by name.

The bit about the blades being protected there, some enspelled against the
Witch-king, was inspired, and so was the explanation about the blade Frodo
used against the wight. It is fascinating to picture the wight’s arms being
the only solid parts of it! I really liked that Frodo knew that Merry needed
to be taken out first, and that you reasoned that out from his name being
mentioned first in the book. The way the nightmare lingers once outside is
very good, and it was very much in Merry's personality that he gets a grip
in order to divert Pippin’s attention away from the barrow. I felt that the
main reason Tom didn’t want Pippin to see the shredded clothes was so that
he would not be terrified by what must have happened and I liked that
protectiveness in both of them.

I liked that the hobbits had no interest in the riches removed from the
barrow. Many hobbits may have, but not these four. The vision they had of
the Rangers and their recognition of Strider at the banquet was great!

A really enjoyable story, thank you!

-----------------------------------
Title: Cat's <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3541>
Cradle · Author: Kielle
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
7> · Races/Places: Gondor: Historical · ID: 452
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=452>
Reviewer: Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · 2005-10-01 13:18:33
This is a very very intriguing story. Kielle picks out an interesting
character from Tolkien’s world and extrapolates on that with this what if
story, give her two canon facts and Kielle weaves an incredibly story around
it. Beruthiel is strongly written and has an analytic view on events and
persons around her. I loved the manner how she wrote the family reunion and
I can imagine that Eärnil feels a bit uneasy when Beruthiel talks with her.
What made me smile was how Beruthiel talks to her cats is a nice referral to
what is said about her. Some legends might indeed be true or not. Beruthiel
final thoughts regarding the line of Kings in this vignette is chilling:
“Memories fade, and books burn. Blood, however...blood remains.” It is
amazing how true that was later on when Aragorn reclaims the throne of
Arnor. This is another great vignette written by Kielle, which I loved a
lot.
-----------------------------------
Title: Rekindled
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3539> · Author:
Kielle
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
7> · Races/Places: Rohan: Vignette · ID: 1089
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=1000&navbar_page=4&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1089>
Reviewer: Cuthalion
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
7> · 2005-10-01 13:23:02
I knew kielle (aka redpanda) for quite a long time and read her journal
before I first dared to review one of her stories, and this was the very
first one. The moment in ME-history s<br/><br/>(Message over 64 KB, truncated)

Msg# 5551

13 Author REviews today 10/1/2005 Posted by Ainaechoiriel October 01, 2005 - 22:52:39 Topic ID# 5551
-----------------------------------------
Author: Forodwaith
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=50
> . ID: 50
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&navbar_page=8&lowbandwidth=1&form_author_fil
ter=50> . Books/Time: The Hobbit [22]: Drabble
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> . 2005-10-01 05:51:04
Forodwaith's drabbles are elegantly constructed, and deliver what I believe
is essential in a true drabble: a "prose poem" in which no word is
misplaced. Forodwaith has a fine ear for the rhythms of language and chooses
words carefully so that the meaning conveyed is precise and concrete. The
sentiments are also incisive, and usually offer a new or deeper perspective
on the topic, honing in on what really matters. These drabbles are a delight
to read.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Forodwaith
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=50
> . ID: 50
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&navbar_page=8&lowbandwidth=1&form_author_fil
ter=50> . Genres: Drama (includes Angst) [135]: Drabble
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> . 2005-10-01 05:51:38
Forodwaith's drabbles are elegantly constructed, and deliver what I believe
is essential in a true drabble: a "prose poem" in which no word is
misplaced. Forodwaith has a fine ear for the rhythms of language and chooses
words carefully so that the meaning conveyed is precise and concrete. The
sentiments are also incisive, and usually offer a new or deeper perspective
on the topic, honing in on what really matters. These drabbles are a delight
to read.
-----------------------------------------
Author: ErinRua
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
7> . ID: 267
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&navbar_page=8&lowbandwidth=1&form_author_fil
ter=267> . Genres: Drama (includes Angst) [135]: Drabble
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> . 2005-10-01 05:51:58
What always impresses me about ErinRua's work is how carefully the language
is chosen, which makes these pieces a delight to read. While I would use the
word "spare" to describe the form and expression of these pieces -- a trait
I admire immensely -- the sentiments portrayed are never lacking depth or
hackneyed.
-----------------------------------------
Author: ErinRua
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
7> . ID: 267
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&navbar_page=8&lowbandwidth=1&form_author_fil
ter=267> . Races/Places: Rohan [37]: Drabble
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> . 2005-10-01 05:52:00
What always impresses me about ErinRua's work is how carefully the language
is chosen, which makes these pieces a delight to read. While I would use the
word "spare" to describe the form and expression of these pieces -- a trait
I admire immensely -- the sentiments portrayed are never lacking depth or
hackneyed.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Forodwaith
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=50
> . ID: 50
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&navbar_page=8&lowbandwidth=1&form_author_fil
ter=50> . Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings [111]: Drabble
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> . 2005-10-01 05:54:23
Forodwaith's drabbles are elegantly constructed, and deliver what I believe
is essential in a true drabble: a "prose poem" in which no word is
misplaced. Forodwaith has a fine ear for the rhythms of language and chooses
words carefully so that the meaning conveyed is precise and concrete. The
sentiments are also incisive, and usually offer a new or deeper perspective
on the topic, honing in on what really matters. These drabbles are a delight
to read.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> . ID: 25
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&navbar_page=8&lowbandwidth=1&form_author_fil
ter=25> . Genres: Humor [85]: Poem
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> . 2005-10-01 14:13:29
I must admit that before I met Llinos I had no proper appreciation for
poetry. I admit that for years I even skipped over most of the good
Professor's poems in the books. Because she has a real passion and thorough
understanding of the form, an incredible talent for writing, and not to
mention that she seems to know by heart just about every poem or song ever
written, Llinos has been able to teach me how to find pleasure in poetry.
Hearing her recite or sing Tolkien's poems and songs has made them
interesting to me at last and has brought me a new level of enjoyment to
re-readings of the books, something that I would not have thought possible.

I enjoy the poems that she authors very much! She seems to be able to write
any sort of poem a reader could wish for, written in any voice at all. Her
award winning poem "The Lay of Peregrin Took" is written in Legolas's voice,
and is a very long, epic lay that fits perfectly in Baylor's universe as
intended. One of her entries this year, "Galadriel's Lay", is an hysterical
take on the form, and was judged good enough to take first prize in the
adult category at this year's Fellowship Festival in London, where such
lifelong Tolkien fans as John Howe and Alan Lee were among the judges. Her
"Denethor Limericks" are hysterically funny, and her "Father's Day Card From
Faramir" inspired. Her tributes to Tolkien's eleventy-first birthday consist
of a fine dancing on the table Shire drinking song written and sung by Merry
and Pippin, and a solemn straightforward poem written and recited
proper-like by Sam. She is quick to write lovely poems as gifts, both
completely original and adaptations of other poems, and I will never forget
one personalised for me based on "Ozymandias" by Shelley. She even writes
her drabbles in rhyme and some of these can be found at HASA.

There is not one type of poem that Llinos cannot write, and in my opinion,
write well. Some come to her easily, some are painful and require days of
thoughtful effort, but in the end the finished product will be wonderful.

-----------------------------------------
Author: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> . ID: 25
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&navbar_page=8&lowbandwidth=1&form_author_fil
ter=25> . Races/Places: Gondor [79]: Poem
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> . 2005-10-01 14:14:55
I must admit that before I met Llinos I had no proper appreciation for
poetry. I admit that for years I even skipped over most of the good
Professor's poems in the books. Because she has a real passion and thorough
understanding of the form, an incredible talent for writing, and not to
mention that she seems to know by heart just about every poem or song ever
written, Llinos has been able to teach me how to find pleasure in poetry.
Hearing her recite or sing Tolkien's poems and songs has made them
interesting to me at last and has brought me a new level of enjoyment to
re-readings of the books, something that I would not have thought possible.

I enjoy the poems that she authors very much! She seems to be able to write
any sort of poem a reader could wish for, written in any voice at all. Her
award winning poem "The Lay of Peregrin Took" is written in Legolas's voice,
and is a very long, epic lay that fits perfectly in Baylor's universe as
intended. One of her entries this year, "Galadriel's Lay", is an hysterical
take on the form, and was judged good enough to take first prize in the
adult category at this year's Fellowship Festival in London, where such
lifelong Tolkien fans as John Howe and Alan Lee were among the judges. Her
"Denethor Limericks" are hysterically funny, and her "Father's Day Card From
Faramir" inspired. Her tributes to Tolkien's eleventy-first birthday consist
of a fine dancing on the table Shire drinking song written and sung by Merry
and Pippin, and a solemn straightforward poem written and recited
proper-like by Sam. She is quick to write lovely poems as gifts, both
completely original and adaptations of other poems, and I will never forget
one personalised for me based on "Ozymandias" by Shelley. She even writes
her drabbles in rhyme and some of these can be found at HASA.

There is not one type of poem that Llinos cannot write, and in my opinion,
write well. Some come to her easily, some are painful and require days of
thoughtful effort, but in the end the finished product will be wonderful.

-----------------------------------------
Author: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> . ID: 25
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&navbar_page=8&lowbandwidth=1&form_author_fil
ter=25> . Races/Places: Hobbits [90]: Poem
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> . 2005-10-01 14:16:46
I must admit that before I met Llinos I had no proper appreciation for
poetry. I admit that for years I even skipped over most of the good
Professor's poems in the books. Because she has a real passion and thorough
understanding of the form, an incredible talent for writing, and not to
mention that she seems to know by heart just about every poem or song ever
written, Llinos has been able to teach me how to find pleasure in poetry.
Hearing her recite or sing Tolkien's poems and songs has made them
interesting to me at last and has brought me a new level of enjoyment to
re-readings of the books, something that I would not have thought possible.

I enjoy the poems that she authors very much! She seems to be able to write
any sort of poem a reader could wish for, written in any voice at all. Her
award winning poem "The Lay of Peregrin Took" is written in Legolas's voice,
and is a very long, epic lay that fits perfectly in Baylor's universe as
intended. One of her entries this year, "Galadriel's Lay", is an hysterical
take on the form, and was judged good enough to take first prize in the
adult category at this year's Fellowship Festival in London, where such
lifelong Tolkien fans as John Howe and Alan Lee were among the judges. Her
"Denethor Limericks" are hysterically funny, and her "Father's Day Card From
Faramir" inspired. Her tributes to Tolkien's eleventy-first birthday consist
of a fine dancing on the table Shire drinking song written and sung by Merry
and Pippin, and a solemn straightforward poem written and recited
proper-like by Sam. She is quick to write lovely poems as gifts, both
completely original and adaptations of other poems, and I will never forget
one personalised for me based on "Ozymandias" by Shelley. She even writes
her drabbles in rhyme and some of these can be found at HASA.

There is not one type of poem that Llinos cannot write, and in my opinion,
write well. Some come to her easily, some are painful and require days of
thoughtful effort, but in the end the finished product will be wonderful.

-----------------------------------------
Author: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took . ID: 389
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&navbar_page=8&lowbandwidth=1&form_author_fil
ter=389> . Books/Time: Post-Ring War [142]: General
Reviewer: pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> . 2005-10-01 16:49:02
What an awesome, awesome tale. A tender story that portrays the first days
of Pippin's birth and a most special blessing not only by Gandalf, but by
the Valar. The author gives special insight to Pippin's amazing and
frightful beginnings, and then takes us to a place where we can see the
effect his special tasks have lead him. Frodo and Merry's tasks were just as
daunting; looking after and caring for a little hobbit cousin with a heart
of gold, a bundle of ceaseless energy, and a zest for life. I love how she
portrays Bilbo, Frodo, and especially Paladin. And she describes the
disposition of a dwarf extremely well--she has all her characters down pat.
A very well thought out tale, written with much love. Highly recommended for
anyone who absolutely LOVES Pippin! ;-)
-----------------------------------------
Author: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took . ID: 389
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&navbar_page=8&lowbandwidth=1&form_author_fil
ter=389> . Races/Places: Hobbits [90]: General
Reviewer: pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> . 2005-10-01 17:08:52
A lovely wintry story about some of Pippin's battles while growing up (as
spoken of in Victories Won), though in this one, its more of a battle with
Merry's other cousin. Pippin's health becomes dire when Berilac goes round
bullying his cousins...and naturally picks on the littlest one. I love this
author's Pippin--he's quite canon. In Return of the King, he tells Bergil
that "I have never allowed anyone to stand me on my head". Key word is
"allowed". Being a small child, Pippin would commonly have been the butt of
many jokes or taking a pelting just because of his size, but he never let
them do it without giving a fight of his own. Lovely tale, lovely
hobbits--wonderful Pippin!
-----------------------------------------
Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> . ID: 115
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&navbar_page=8&lowbandwidth=1&form_author_fil
ter=115> . Books/Time: Post-Ring War [142]: General
Reviewer: pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> . 2005-10-01 17:32:30
A beautiful, wonderful story about Merry's anguish when he first arrived at
Pippin's bedside in Ithilien. Overwhelmed with the thought of his cousins
and Sam not surviving, he weeps until Gandalf takes the time to console him,
assuring him of hope in the morning. Again, what a wonderful tale!
-----------------------------------------
Author: Shirebound
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
5> . ID: 315
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&navbar_page=8&lowbandwidth=1&form_author_fil
ter=315> . Races/Places: Hobbits [90]: General
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> . 2005-10-01 21:03:26
When it comes to hobbity authors, one thing is certain -- a story from
Shirebound is always going to be satisfying. She has a marvelous sense of
the denizens of the Shire, both in their hunger, and their lighthearted
tongues, and also in their deep sense of what needs to be done, and their
stouthearted honor. And she tops that off with a wonderful sense for the
details which send a reader into that happy place where words on a screen
have brought you -- just for a moment -- into the heart of a story.
-----------------------------------------
Author: A
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=91
> L Milton . ID: 91
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&navbar_page=8&lowbandwidth=1&form_author_fil
ter=91> . Races/Places: Villains [31]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> . 2005-10-01 22:36:46
A. L. Milton has a real gift for characterisations, giving us unorthodox
glimpses into different peoples. In the piece by her that was entered this
year she does an admirable job of developing the Haradri to not just one
culture but several, both from the canonical evidence and from real-world
models such as the Arabs.
-----------------------------------------


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 5552

Re: New Polls Posted by Cats and Werecats October 01, 2005 - 23:40:19 Topic ID# 5546
Phew!

It tok me some time, but I managed to finish them all.

Next year, can we please have the banners for the same award in
the same page, please?

Werecat

--- Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey guys,
>
> I've set up quite a few polls. For those of you who are new to
> the
> awards this year, this is the time that we vote on which
> banner will be
> made available to the winners of each categories.
>
> So browse over to the polls section of
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/ , check out the
> links, and
> vote for your favourite. You have until October 15.
>
> Marta
>
>


"The cat is a cryptic and close to strange things which men cannot see."
H.P Lovecraft







__________________________________
Yahoo! Mail - PC Magazine Editors' Choice 2005
http://mail.yahoo.com

Msg# 5553

Voting Season Ends, 10/3/2005, 12:00 am Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 01, 2005 - 23:59:46 Topic ID# 5553
Reminder Reminder from the Calendar of MEFAwards
Voting Season Ends

Monday October 3, 2005
12:00 am - 12:00 am
This event does not repeat.
The next reminder for this event will be sent in 23 hours.

Notes:
The end of voting season.
ADVERTISEMENT


Copyright ©  2005  Yahoo! Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy - Terms of Service

Msg# 5554

Hobbits banners Posted by angelabrooks October 02, 2005 - 0:35:30 Topic ID# 5554
I made a set of banners for the Hobbits category, uploaded them to the
photos section at the Yahoo site, and e-mailed them to Ainae, as
requested. They are at the Yahoo site still (I just checked them),
but they never showed up on Ainae's site, and they are not included in
the poll. Ainae, if my e-mail to you got lost, as it seems it did,
would it be possible to check the date on the Yahoo site to prove I
submitted them well before the deadline, and edit to poll to include them?

I also made a set of Elves banners, but it seems I never actually sent
them in, so I'll just save them for next year.

One of my Dwarf banners, Erebor #5, was showing as a broken link on
Ainae's site for a while. I just checked it, and it is showing up,
but much too big - it really is the right size. If you need me to,
Ainae, I'll e-mail the original file to you again.

Thanks.

Elana

Msg# 5555

post-mortem Posted by Marta Layton October 02, 2005 - 1:19:49 Topic ID# 5555
Hey guys,

We're nearing the end of this year's awards. Lots of people are getting
lots of reviews in, which is good. You still have twenty-three hours
(give or take) to enter all of those reviews. Remember, if you would
like your draft reviews counted, change them to tentative or final by
tomorrow night (midnight US central time).

If you were a member last year you'll remember that we had a post
mortem in which we discussed improvements to make to the awards next
year. We'll have that again, but first we'll take a short break. Plan
for the post mortem to start around November 1.

This year we'll be doing things a little differently. If you have
something you'd like to see discussed send an email to
mefasupport@gmail.com . I'll group them into topics (for example, ideas
on how to limit the number of nominations) and present one or two
topics at a time to allow everyone to discuss them thoroughly. So if
you have suggestions about how you'd like to see things changed, send
an email to mefasupport@gmail.com . If you know someone who won't read
this message but has suggestions, feel free to pass this along tot hem,
too. :-) Even if you don't have specific suggestions, feel free to send
along areas where you feel things didn't go as smoothly as they could
have.

We'd like to minimise changes to the website. This isn't to say there
can't be any at all, but try to think in terms of changes to procedure
or policy, instead of technical changes.

Btw, I am going out of town and may not have internet access starting
tomorrow afternoon; I should be back late Tuesday night.

Cheers,
Marta

Msg# 5556

(Please Read, Ainae) Re: [MEFAwards] Hobbits banners Posted by Marta Layton October 02, 2005 - 1:29:56 Topic ID# 5554
I'm changing the subject line to make sure Ainae sees this.

On 2 Oct 2005, at 01:35, angelabrooks wrote:

> I made a set of banners for the Hobbits category, uploaded them to the
> photos section at the Yahoo site, and e-mailed them to Ainae, as
> requested.  They are at the Yahoo site still (I just checked them),
> but they never showed up on Ainae's site, and they are not included in
> the poll.  Ainae, if my e-mail to you got lost, as it seems it did,
> would it be possible to check the date on the Yahoo site to prove I
> submitted them well before the deadline, and edit to poll to include
> them?
>
> I also made a set of Elves banners, but it seems I never actually sent
> them in, so I'll just save them for next year.
>
> One of my Dwarf banners, Erebor #5, was showing as a broken link on
> Ainae's site for a while.  I just checked it, and it is showing up,
> but much too big - it really is the right size.  If you need me to,
> Ainae, I'll e-mail the original file to you again.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Elana
>

Hi Elana,

I'm very sorry about the mess-up. I'm not sure why they didn't make it
to Ainae's website, which is what I used when putting together those
polls. Ainae, can you check whether these were emailed to you? I'm not
sure why they wouldn't be. Let me know when you get them up.

Now I have a quandary. I can edit the poll but we'll lose the current
votes if I add another choice. Another option is to allow a "write-in"
entry: if anyone wants to vote for Elana's banners they would email me
and I would make a note.

Personally, I'd prefer to edit the poll. Simpler for me, more fair for
Elana. It would mean that everyone who has already voted will have to
vote again, though.

What do you guys think?

Marta


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 5557

(Please Read, Ainae) Re: [MEFAwards] Hobbits banners Posted by elliska67 October 02, 2005 - 6:19:21 Topic ID# 5554
My two cents: I did notice on the Yahoo site that these banner were
in to it at least before the deadline. I think we should edit the
poll (and loose the current votes) because that would basically
start voting again and give the person who made the bannners the
fairest chance. Just my opinion. :-)

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:
> I'm changing the subject line to make sure Ainae sees this.
>
> On 2 Oct 2005, at 01:35, angelabrooks wrote:
>
> > I made a set of banners for the Hobbits category, uploaded them
to the
> > photos section at the Yahoo site, and e-mailed them to Ainae, as
> > requested.  They are at the Yahoo site still (I just checked
them),
> > but they never showed up on Ainae's site, and they are not
included in
> > the poll.  Ainae, if my e-mail to you got lost, as it seems it
did,
> > would it be possible to check the date on the Yahoo site to
prove I
> > submitted them well before the deadline, and edit to poll to
include
> > them?
> >
> > I also made a set of Elves banners, but it seems I never
actually sent
> > them in, so I'll just save them for next year.
> >
> > One of my Dwarf banners, Erebor #5, was showing as a broken
link on
> > Ainae's site for a while.  I just checked it, and it is showing
up,
> > but much too big - it really is the right size.  If you need me
to,
> > Ainae, I'll e-mail the original file to you again.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Elana
> >
>
> Hi Elana,
>
> I'm very sorry about the mess-up. I'm not sure why they didn't
make it
> to Ainae's website, which is what I used when putting together
those
> polls. Ainae, can you check whether these were emailed to you?
I'm not
> sure why they wouldn't be. Let me know when you get them up.
>
> Now I have a quandary. I can edit the poll but we'll lose the
current
> votes if I add another choice. Another option is to allow a "write-
in"
> entry: if anyone wants to vote for Elana's banners they would
email me
> and I would make a note.
>
> Personally, I'd prefer to edit the poll. Simpler for me, more fair
for
> Elana. It would mean that everyone who has already voted will have
to
> vote again, though.
>
> What do you guys think?
>
> Marta
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 5558

Whew. Posted by BLJean@aol.com October 02, 2005 - 8:50:00 Topic ID# 5558
Well, I made my goal of 100 reviews plus change (that counts both story and
author reviews).

I suppose I might have made it more if I had copied-and-pasted author reviews
into every category an author was eligible for, but there are just not enough
minutes in the day, I'm afraid.

I hope I didn't miss anyone (I mean, writers of hobbit stories, which is the
genre where I spend most of my time), but if I did, please know that it was
not intentional. I did manage to write a few reviews for non-hobbity stories,
and am grateful to the MEFA for drawing me out of my self-imposed boundaries for
a glimpse of the wider world.

All the best,
Lin


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 5559

Voting Closes at Midnight, and what this means Posted by Anthony Holder October 02, 2005 - 9:21:48 Topic ID# 5559
As you all know by now, voting ends at midnight tonight.

The server is set to automatically close voting when it gets to
midnight, CST.

At the bottom of every page, there is a note of what time the server
thinks it is when the page was served. If you're worried about getting
close to midnight, be sure to check that time right after you load a
page, and then look at your clock, to get an offset.

Even if the server is wrong, its time is still the official time, and
it's there for all to see on every page.

What this means is that if you start a review before midnight and click
'save' after midnight, your vote will NOT count.

There are no second chances for this, so please pay attention if you're
voting near midnight CST.

Also, at midnight, all the tentative reviews will appear in the 'read
reviews' pages.

The dates for all the tentative reviews will show up as '2005-10-03
00:00:00', but the marking code can still keep track of which ones
you've read, because internally, they all have individual dates.

Happy reviewing.

Anthony

Msg# 5560

Regarding the polls and the urls... Posted by Laura October 02, 2005 - 9:37:05 Topic ID# 5560
Question.

Copying and pasting the urls for all the pictures seems like a lot of work. Do the numbers in the polls match up with the pictures as seen here: http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/awardbanners.html I know they do on the first few categories because I checked, but my eyes got blurry after a while and I had to go to bed. But for the rest of the banners, can we assume that the numbers on the banner pages match the numbers given in the polls? It's much easier to sort through the larger pages rather than looking at each individual picture. And that way, you can see patterns and "sets" of banner awards more easily.

Thundera

----------------------------------
Insanity is just a state of mind.
HawkeyeýM*A*S*H
----------------------------------

Msg# 5561

Re: Regarding the polls and the urls... Posted by Marta Layton October 02, 2005 - 10:21:15 Topic ID# 5560
On 2 Oct 2005, at 10:36, Laura wrote:

> Question.
>
> Copying and pasting the urls for all the pictures seems like a lot of
> work. Do the numbers in the polls match up with the pictures as seen
> here: http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa/awardbanners.html I know they do
> on the first few categories because I checked, but my eyes got blurry
> after a while and I had to go to bed. But for the rest of the banners,
> can we assume that the numbers on the banner pages match the numbers
> given in the polls? It's much easier to sort through the larger pages
> rather than looking at each individual picture. And that way, you can
> see patterns and "sets" of banner awards more easily.
>
> Thundera
>

Good idea, Thundera. I think last year Ainae set it up pointing people
to the general URL, and if I had it to do over again I probably would
do the same.

Yes. So /Frodo3.jpg or whatever is the third submission for "The Frodo
Baggins Award" (2nd Prize, Gr: Drama). The numbers should match up.

Thanks,
Mart

Msg# 5562

Re: Regarding the polls and the urls... Posted by Laura October 02, 2005 - 10:53:59 Topic ID# 5560
-- Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yes. So /Frodo3.jpg or whatever is the third submission for "The
>> Frodo Baggins Award" (2nd Prize, Gr: Drama). The numbers should
>> match up.

Great! That makes me feel better, because I went ahead and did the rest of my votes on that assumption, hoping I was right. Go me! *dances happily in celebration* I got one right!

Withdrawing quickly amid strange stares,
Thundera


~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~
As a way of life, reality is highly overrated.
DahakýHercules: The Legendary Journeys
~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Msg# 5563

OT amusement: You know you're a MEFA addict when... Posted by dwimmer\_laik October 02, 2005 - 11:00:37 Topic ID# 5563
1. The proposition, "If I've read it, then it was at MEFAs",
accurately describes the possibility that you've read any given story.

2. The fact that the conclusion "It was at MEFAs, therefore I've read
it" is a logical fallacy doesn't mean it's not true of you.

3. Since 98% of your fanfic reading material in the last four months
came from your MEFA ballots, you're beginning to fear that there may
be no reading material beyond them.

4. Friday night's fun is reading 25 vignettes and reviewing them.

5. So is Saturday night's fun.

6. And Sunday's.

7. You recruit your fiancé/e/SO/spouse to help read MEFA stories,
because If Ever Two Were One, whatever s/he reads should osmotically
pass on to you.

8. And this is the only reason why your house is relatively clean,
your work done, and your children fed.

9. You begin to have deja vu when reading people's reviews and are
convinced you've seen that one before, on the MEFA site, and there was
a dog singing Sinatra right beside it...

10. After the first hundred reviews, you find yourself thinking of
yourself and other reviewers as reenacting the Helm's Deep Orc-slaying
contest--and you don't want to be Legolas for once.

Msg# 5564

Weirdness Posted by dwimmer\_laik October 02, 2005 - 11:14:35 Topic ID# 5564
I don't know if this is a computer issue or an error on the reviewers'
end, but I've noticed a couple of blank reviews come up on the site.

Marta has one for Dreamflower in the author reviews, for example,
that's a blank. Also Pippinfan88 has two author reviews of Garnet Took
that are blank.

Dwim

Msg# 5565

Re: Weirdness Posted by elliska67 October 02, 2005 - 11:33:02 Topic ID# 5564
I think it is reviewer error and this is why: Marta just sent an email
to the admin group saying that she had rushed through several author
reviews just now before leaving to do something else, made a mistake
(which would explain the problem you noted) and said she'd fix it when
she returned to her computer.

It is likely that the other authors you noted made a similar mistake.

Hopefully they will see this post and contact us so that we can
correct it.

Thanks for pointing it out! :-)
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "dwimmer_laik" <dwimmer_laik@y...>
wrote:
> I don't know if this is a computer issue or an error on the
reviewers'
> end, but I've noticed a couple of blank reviews come up on the site.
>
> Marta has one for Dreamflower in the author reviews, for example,
> that's a blank. Also Pippinfan88 has two author reviews of Garnet
Took
> that are blank.
>
> Dwim

Msg# 5566

Re: OT amusement: You know you're a MEFA addict when... Posted by Laura October 02, 2005 - 11:42:22 Topic ID# 5563
This list was...scary. Very, very scary.

-- "dwimmer_laik" <dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> 1. The proposition, "If I've read it, then it was at MEFAs",
>> accurately describes the possibility that you've read any given
>> story.

As of late, that's not too far from the truth!

>> 2. The fact that the conclusion "It was at MEFAs, therefore I've
>> read it" is a logical fallacy doesn't mean it's not true of you.

I'm getting chills.

>> 3. Since 98% of your fanfic reading material in the last four months
>> came from your MEFA ballots, you're beginning to fear that there may
>> be no reading material beyond them.

And I've definitely had to expand my search parameters...

>> 4. Friday night's fun is reading 25 vignettes and reviewing them.
>>
>> 5. So is Saturday night's fun.
>>
>> 6. And Sunday's.

Any comment from me would be a sad, sad statement on my non-existant social life, so I'll just sit over here and nod.

Right, I'll just leave it at that and wander over here shivering... You really are evil, Dwim! I hope you know that.

Thundera

~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~
As a way of life, reality is highly overrated.
DahakýHercules: The Legendary Journeys
~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Msg# 5567

Re: OT amusement: You know you're a MEFA addict when... Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard October 02, 2005 - 12:14:12 Topic ID# 5563
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Laura" <thunderalaura@j...> wrote:
> This list was...scary. Very, very scary.

LOL yes!

> -- "dwimmer_laik" <dwimmer_laik@y...> wrote:
> >> 1. The proposition, "If I've read it, then it was at MEFAs",
> >> accurately describes the possibility that you've read any given
> >> story.
>
> As of late, that's not too far from the truth!

*ahem*

> >> 2. The fact that the conclusion "It was at MEFAs, therefore I've
> >> read it" is a logical fallacy doesn't mean it's not true of you.
>
> I'm getting chills.

*starts to stare at her feet and realises she can't since the baby is
in the way*

> >> 3. Since 98% of your fanfic reading material in the last four
> >> months came from your MEFA ballots, you're beginning to fear that
> >> there may be no reading material beyond them.
>
> And I've definitely had to expand my search parameters...

Heh, well I discovered some new authors because of the MEFA's and I
also started to read the material not nominated, so I will be occupied
the coming months!

> >> 4. Friday night's fun is reading 25 vignettes and reviewing them.
> >>
> >> 5. So is Saturday night's fun.
> >>
> >> 6. And Sunday's.
>
> Any comment from me would be a sad, sad statement on my non-existant
> social life, so I'll just sit over here and nod.

Well, or just any given night when you have the chance to put your
feet up ;)

> Right, I'll just leave it at that and wander over here shivering...
> You really are evil, Dwim! I hope you know that.

I really enjoyed this list *grin* Now, if you don't mind... ;)

Rhapsody

Msg# 5568

Re: OT amusement: You know you're a MEFA addict when... Posted by ghettoelleth@aol.com October 02, 2005 - 13:19:36 Topic ID# 5563
The AntiDwimmer, A reviewers rebuttal to You know you're a MEFA addict...

You know you need to leave MEFA and come up for air when:

1. You try to withdraw money from your ATM using your MEFA password.

2. You write a morning after love note to your husband and begin it with a
critical acclaim of "His Work" of exactly 1,000 characters.

3. While writing said critical acclaim, you never stopped to count
characters until you thought you had at least 900...and you did, exactly.

4. Also in said acclaim, you chide yourself for taking advantage of his
talkative mood by posting large blocks of his dialogue in order to reach 1,000
characters without making yourself ill by piling on the adjectives ad nauseum.

5. You make alphabet soup for dinner and your wise ass 12 year old
challenges everyone to count the letters to see if they all made their 1,000
character quota.

6. You actually feel slighted because your bowl only has 700.

7. You step away from your PC for a moment to go outside for some fresh air
and discover, to your horror, that it is the first time you've been outside
in two days and the entire state of California is on fire. There is a
measure of relief to be had, however, when you realize that the reason you were
hyperventilating during the act of typing wasn't because you'd been sedentary
for far longer than you'd imagined, but simply because the smoke from the fires
is so thick you'd been suffering from oxygen deprivation to the point where
your lips are now blue.

8. Your cleaning lady gives up asking you to stand up and begins to clean
around you until eventually the day comes when she actually has to dust you
off as well or risk losing you to an over zealous child wielding a shop vac.

9. You stand up one day and discover that your silhouette has been forever
memorialized in the surface of your desk by a lemony fresh Pledge sheen that,
amazingly enough, resists fingerprints.

10. Not only can you not recall the last time you went out on a Saturday
night, you're not even sure which time the moon peaks over the horizon through
the window near your PC is a Saturday night.

In a message dated 10/2/2005 9:00:53 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com writes:

1. The proposition, "If I've read it, then it was at MEFAs",
accurately describes the possibility that you've read any given story.

2. The fact that the conclusion "It was at MEFAs, therefore I've read
it" is a logical fallacy doesn't mean it's not true of you.

3. Since 98% of your fanfic reading material in the last four months
came from your MEFA ballots, you're beginning to fear that there may
be no reading material beyond them.

4. Friday night's fun is reading 25 vignettes and reviewing them.

5. So is Saturday night's fun.

6. And Sunday's.

7. You recruit your fiancé/e/SO/spouse to help read MEFA stories,
because If Ever Two Were One, whatever s/he reads should osmotically
pass on to you.

8. And this is the only reason why your house is relatively clean,
your work done, and your children fed.

9. You begin to have deja vu when reading people's reviews and are
convinced you've seen that one before, on the MEFA site, and there was
a dog singing Sinatra right beside it...

10. After the first hundred reviews, you find yourself thinking of
yourself and other reviewers as reenacting the Helm's Deep Orc-slaying
contest--and you don't want to be Legolas for once.




Ghettoelleth
OSA Mod/TolElannon
Fëanor: "No, no, no, no, boys. It goes like this; 'If you're Noldo and you
know it, slay your kin. Slay Your Kin!'"


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 5569

Arrggghhhh! Is HA down? Posted by LizaLlinos@aol.com October 02, 2005 - 16:37:47 Topic ID# 5569
I can't get the links to HA to work! And I'm running out of time!! Arrgghhhh!

I have about 20 poems to go and about 3 hours - which is just doable, but
not without reading them!!

Help!

Liza
in desperation!


_http://www.livejournal.com/users/knittedmerry/_
(http://www.livejournal.com/users/knittedmerry/)
_http://www.livejournal.com/users/llinos/_
(http://www.livejournal.com/users/llinos/)
_http://www.berryarts.com/lizallinos/fanfiction.html_
(http://llinos.crickhollow.net/fanfictino.html)




[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 5570

Re: Arrggghhhh! Is HA down? Posted by dwimmer\_laik October 02, 2005 - 16:51:48 Topic ID# 5569
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, LizaLlinos@a... wrote:
> I can't get the links to HA to work! And I'm running out of time!!
Arrgghhhh!

I just checked, and it loaded for me. Try again.

> I have about 20 poems to go and about 3 hours - which is just
doable, but
> not without reading them!!

Good luck!

Dwim

>
>
> _http://www.livejournal.com/users/knittedmerry/_
> (http://www.livejournal.com/users/knittedmerry/)
> _http://www.livejournal.com/users/llinos/_
> (http://www.livejournal.com/users/llinos/)
> _http://www.berryarts.com/lizallinos/fanfiction.html_
> (http://llinos.crickhollow.net/fanfictino.html)
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 5571

Re: Arrggghhhh! Is HA down? Posted by LizaLlinos@aol.com October 02, 2005 - 16:53:47 Topic ID# 5569
In a message dated 02/10/2005 22:52:05 GMT Standard Time,
dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com writes:

I just checked, and it loaded for me. Try again.



Okay - I panicked. It's working again now.

Perhaps it was just getting a little overloaded with other people also
panicking - which is nice, I hate to panic alone!

Liza


_http://www.livejournal.com/users/knittedmerry/_
(http://www.livejournal.com/users/knittedmerry/)
_http://www.livejournal.com/users/llinos/_
(http://www.livejournal.com/users/llinos/)
_http://www.berryarts.com/lizallinos/fanfiction.html_
(http://llinos.crickhollow.net/fanfictino.html)




[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 5572

Time Stamps Posted by Anthony Holder October 02, 2005 - 18:01:58 Topic ID# 5572
Oops.

When I put the timestamp on the bottom of the page (a few months ago),
I used the wrong code.

Instead of:

Year-Month-Day Hour:Minute:Second

we have:

Year-Month-Day Hour:MONTH:Second

Don't worry, I checked, and I only screwed it up in a few places, and
none of them affect any of the important data.

I've sent Ainae an update, but unless she puts it in before midnight,
that time stamp may not be useful.

BTW, based on the clock in the database, her server's clock appears to
be about 3:40 ahead of mine. I use the internet time service at
time.apple.com, and I've read that internet time is usually within
about 1/8 second of the official time, so assuming that Apple's server
is getting its time right, I would expect voting to close about
11:56:20 this evening by my clock.

If you're really worried about it, you could note the time (to the
second) when you finalize a review, then go to the 'read reviews' page
and look at the last page and check the time that the server loaded
your review. From that, you can get the offset between your time and
the MEFA2005 server's time.

BTW, I just checked the database, and there have been 188 new reviews
and 70 converted from draft/tentative to final today.

Make that 189.

Later,
Anthony

Msg# 5573

Re: Time Stamps Posted by elliska67 October 02, 2005 - 18:10:32 Topic ID# 5572
188 new reviews today so far! That is awesome! Kudos to everyone out
there working hard to enter them.

Thanks for letting us know Anthony. And thanks for all the info on
the time. I expect I will be one of those last minute people. I've
done over 100 reviews but I still have a list I'm trying to get
through. So I for one appreciate the update. :-)


--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Holder <aaholder@s...>
wrote:
> Oops.
>
> When I put the timestamp on the bottom of the page (a few months
ago),
> I used the wrong code.
>
> Instead of:
>
> Year-Month-Day Hour:Minute:Second
>
> we have:
>
> Year-Month-Day Hour:MONTH:Second
>
> Don't worry, I checked, and I only screwed it up in a few places,
and
> none of them affect any of the important data.
>
> I've sent Ainae an update, but unless she puts it in before
midnight,
> that time stamp may not be useful.
>
> BTW, based on the clock in the database, her server's clock
appears to
> be about 3:40 ahead of mine. I use the internet time service at
> time.apple.com, and I've read that internet time is usually within
> about 1/8 second of the official time, so assuming that Apple's
server
> is getting its time right, I would expect voting to close about
> 11:56:20 this evening by my clock.
>
> If you're really worried about it, you could note the time (to the
> second) when you finalize a review, then go to the 'read reviews'
page
> and look at the last page and check the time that the server
loaded
> your review. From that, you can get the offset between your time
and
> the MEFA2005 server's time.
>
> BTW, I just checked the database, and there have been 188 new
reviews
> and 70 converted from draft/tentative to final today.
>
> Make that 189.
>
> Later,
> Anthony

Msg# 5574

Re: OT amusement: You know you're a MEFA addict when... Posted by Laura October 02, 2005 - 21:15:36 Topic ID# 5563
And the horror continues...

(What??!! How dare the alphabet soup give him more points than it gave me!!)


Thinking of giving her Spaghetti-O's an even bigger review,
Thundera


~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~
As a way of life, reality is highly overrated.
DahakýHercules: The Legendary Journeys
~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~



-- ghettoelleth@aol.com wrote:
The AntiDwimmer, A reviewers rebuttal to You know you're a MEFA addict...

You know you need to leave MEFA and come up for air when:

1. You try to withdraw money from your ATM using your MEFA password.

2. You write a morning after love note to your husband and begin it with a
critical acclaim of "His Work" of exactly 1,000 characters.

3. While writing said critical acclaim, you never stopped to count
characters until you thought you had at least 900...and you did, exactly.

4. Also in said acclaim, you chide yourself for taking advantage of his
talkative mood by posting large blocks of his dialogue in order to reach 1,000
characters without making yourself ill by piling on the adjectives ad nauseum.

5. You make alphabet soup for dinner and your wise ass 12 year old
challenges everyone to count the letters to see if they all made their 1,000
character quota.

6. You actually feel slighted because your bowl only has 700.

7. You step away from your PC for a moment to go outside for some fresh air
and discover, to your horror, that it is the first time you've been outside
in two days and the entire state of California is on fire. There is a
measure of relief to be had, however, when you realize that the reason you were
hyperventilating during the act of typing wasn't because you'd been sedentary
for far longer than you'd imagined, but simply because the smoke from the fires
is so thick you'd been suffering from oxygen deprivation to the point where
your lips are now blue.

8. Your cleaning lady gives up asking you to stand up and begins to clean
around you until eventually the day comes when she actually has to dust you
off as well or risk losing you to an over zealous child wielding a shop vac.

9. You stand up one day and discover that your silhouette has been forever
memorialized in the surface of your desk by a lemony fresh Pledge sheen that,
amazingly enough, resists fingerprints.

10. Not only can you not recall the last time you went out on a Saturday
night, you're not even sure which time the moon peaks over the horizon through
the window near your PC is a Saturday night.

Msg# 5575

Re: OT amusement: You know you're a MEFA addict when... Posted by LizaLlinos@aol.com October 02, 2005 - 21:23:38 Topic ID# 5563
In a message dated 03/10/2005 03:16:01 GMT Standard Time,
thunderalaura@juno.com writes:

And the horror continues...


Phew! I made it through the poetry, only now I'm thinking in verse!

I've clocked up 104 reviews. May I go to bed now please?

Liza (all poetried out for once)

PS I really did enjoy it and found lots of stuff I wouldn't have otherwise.
I am definitely starting earlier next year, no matter what.


_http://www.livejournal.com/users/knittedmerry/_
(http://www.livejournal.com/users/knittedmerry/)
_http://www.livejournal.com/users/llinos/_
(http://www.livejournal.com/users/llinos/)
_http://www.berryarts.com/lizallinos/fanfiction.html_
(http://llinos.crickhollow.net/fanfictino.html)




[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 5576

Re: OT amusement: You know you're a MEFA addict when... Posted by C Dodd October 02, 2005 - 21:52:16 Topic ID# 5563
My eyeballs are swimming and I have to go to bed now, but oh, I've had fun.
Next year I definitely start earlier, though. There are too many novels and
novellas I ended up skipping over this time. And I haven't done even half
the rest... Thanks everyone for all the hard work of setting this up!

On 10/2/05, LizaLlinos@aol.com <LizaLlinos@aol.com> wrote:
>
>
> In a message dated 03/10/2005 03:16:01 GMT Standard Time,
> thunderalaura@juno.com writes:
>
> And the horror continues...
>
>
> Phew! I made it through the poetry, only now I'm thinking in verse!
>
> I've clocked up 104 reviews. May I go to bed now please?
>
> Liza (all poetried out for once)
>
> PS I really did enjoy it and found lots of stuff I wouldn't have
> otherwise.
> I am definitely starting earlier next year, no matter what.
>
>
> _http://www.livejournal.com/users/knittedmerry/_
> (http://www.livejournal.com/users/knittedmerry/)
> _http://www.livejournal.com/users/llinos/_
> (http://www.livejournal.com/users/llinos/)
> _http://www.berryarts.com/lizallinos/fanfiction.html_
> (http://llinos.crickhollow.net/fanfictino.html)
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
> ------------------------------
> YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS
>
>
> - Visit your group "MEFAwards<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards>"
> on the web.
> - To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
> MEFAwards-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com<MEFAwards-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com?subject=Unsubscribe>
> - Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of
> Service <http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/>.
>
>
> ------------------------------
>


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 5577

Re: OT amusement: You know you're a MEFA addict when... Posted by aelfwina@cableone.net October 02, 2005 - 22:24:52 Topic ID# 5563
Well, Katrina thwarted my original goal of 700 reviews, but I came in with a respectable 500, although I am afraid I got *no* author reviews done at all. I'm shot, and I'm off to bed now before I get cross-eyed.

Dreamflower
(Barbara)
----- Original Message -----
From: C Dodd
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 9:52 PM
Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] OT amusement: You know you're a MEFA addict when...


My eyeballs are swimming and I have to go to bed now, but oh, I've had fun.
Next year I definitely start earlier, though. There are too many novels and
novellas I ended up skipping over this time. And I haven't done even half
the rest... Thanks everyone for all the hard work of setting this up!

On 10/2/05, LizaLlinos@aol.com <LizaLlinos@aol.com> wrote:
>
>
> In a message dated 03/10/2005 03:16:01 GMT Standard Time,
> thunderalaura@juno.com writes:
>
> And the horror continues...
>
>
> Phew! I made it through the poetry, only now I'm thinking in verse!
>
> I've clocked up 104 reviews. May I go to bed now please?
>
> Liza (all poetried out for once)
>
> PS I really did enjoy it and found lots of stuff I wouldn't have
> otherwise.
> I am definitely starting earlier next year, no matter what.
>
>
> _http://www.livejournal.com/users/knittedmerry/_
> (http://www.livejournal.com/users/knittedmerry/)
> _http://www.livejournal.com/users/llinos/_
> (http://www.livejournal.com/users/llinos/)
> _http://www.berryarts.com/lizallinos/fanfiction.html_
> (http://llinos.crickhollow.net/fanfictino.html)
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
> ------------------------------
> YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS
>
>
> - Visit your group "MEFAwards<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards>"
> on the web.
> - To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
> MEFAwards-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com<MEFAwards-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com?subject=Unsubscribe>
> - Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of
> Service <http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/>.
>
>
> ------------------------------
>


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



------------------------------------------------------------------------------
YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS

a.. Visit your group "MEFAwards" on the web.

b.. To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
MEFAwards-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

c.. Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.


------------------------------------------------------------------------------



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 5578

Voting Season Ends, 10/3/2005, 12:00 am Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com October 02, 2005 - 23:00:59 Topic ID# 5553
Reminder Reminder from the Calendar of MEFAwards
Voting Season Ends

Monday October 3, 2005
12:00 am - 12:00 am
This event does not repeat.

Notes:
The end of voting season.
ADVERTISEMENT
AdRevolver


Copyright ©  2005  Yahoo! Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy - Terms of Service

Msg# 5579

Re: (Please Read, Ainae) Re: [MEFAwards] Hobbits banners Posted by Ainaechoiriel October 03, 2005 - 0:17:51 Topic ID# 5554
I thought I fixed them all last night. (Changing the filenames and/or URL's
is easier than changing the polls.) Let me know if there are still some
problems. Be specific about them. Because I don't have time to sort
throught everyone one of them myself.

I fixed some Frodo ones last night, I know, some Erebor, some others.

As for Erebor5, I had it but somehow it got corrupted. So I had to copy it
from the Yahoo site, and as I've said before, that can mean it gets blown
up. So yes, e-mail me another copy of it to bring it back down to size.

I did go through the Yahoo section a couple of weeks ago and noted some
banners that were there but not named (as to who made them) and not e-mailed
to me (or I didn't get them) to be official. Elana, are those the Hobbit
banners in question? If you can show me a Sent-mail with the proper time
stamp, and e-mail them to me again, I'll say they are official and yes,
we'll have to reset the poll.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa The Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of elliska67
> Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 6:19 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: (Please Read, Ainae) Re: [MEFAwards] Hobbits banners
>
> My two cents: I did notice on the Yahoo site that these
> banner were in to it at least before the deadline. I think we
> should edit the poll (and loose the current votes) because
> that would basically start voting again and give the person
> who made the bannners the fairest chance. Just my opinion. :-)
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:
> > I'm changing the subject line to make sure Ainae sees this.
> >
> > On 2 Oct 2005, at 01:35, angelabrooks wrote:
> >
> > > I made a set of banners for the Hobbits category, uploaded them
> to the
> > > photos section at the Yahoo site, and e-mailed them to
> Ainae, as
> > > requested.  They are at the Yahoo site still (I just checked
> them),
> > > but they never showed up on Ainae's site, and they are not
> included in
> > > the poll.  Ainae, if my e-mail to you got lost, as it seems it
> did,
> > > would it be possible to check the date on the Yahoo site to
> prove I
> > > submitted them well before the deadline, and edit to poll to
> include
> > > them?
> > >
> > > I also made a set of Elves banners, but it seems I never
> actually sent
> > > them in, so I'll just save them for next year.
> > >
> > > One of my Dwarf banners, Erebor #5, was showing as a broken
> link on
> > > Ainae's site for a while.  I just checked it, and it is showing
> up,
> > > but much too big - it really is the right size.  If you need me
> to,
> > > Ainae, I'll e-mail the original file to you again.
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > Elana
> > >
> >
> > Hi Elana,
> >
> > I'm very sorry about the mess-up. I'm not sure why they didn't
> make it
> > to Ainae's website, which is what I used when putting together
> those
> > polls. Ainae, can you check whether these were emailed to you?
> I'm not
> > sure why they wouldn't be. Let me know when you get them up.
> >
> > Now I have a quandary. I can edit the poll but we'll lose the
> current
> > votes if I add another choice. Another option is to allow a "write-
> in"
> > entry: if anyone wants to vote for Elana's banners they would
> email me
> > and I would make a note.
> >
> > Personally, I'd prefer to edit the poll. Simpler for me, more fair
> for
> > Elana. It would mean that everyone who has already voted will have
> to
> > vote again, though.
> >
> > What do you guys think?
> >
> > Marta
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor
> --------------------~--> Get fast access to your favorite
> Yahoo! Groups. Make Yahoo! your home page
> http://us.click.yahoo.com/dpRU5A/wUILAA/yQLSAA/wx3olB/TM
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> ------~->
>
>
> Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

Msg# 5580

Today's Reviews...This is going to take a few posts.... #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel October 03, 2005 - 0:26:42 Topic ID# 5580
1316 Final Reviews today 10/2/2005! And the final day of Voting Season.
That means that all Tentative votes were set to Final. I'll put 250 or so
in a post. ("or so" being the operative words)

-----------------------------------
Title: Maturity
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1887&cid=11551> · Author:
Forodwaith
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=50
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 381
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=381>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-01 22:36:32 Score: 1
Neat. The evolution of Eomer's ideas about maturity is well-illustrated
here.
-----------------------------------
Title: When it <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2040>
Rains · Author: Hai
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
6> Took · Races/Places: Hobbits: Merry & Pippin · ID: 1251
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1251>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 22:43:25 Score: 2
This is a lovely glimpse of two hobbit lads having fun. I loved their
adventure against the goblin king and that Merry used to play the same game
with Frodo. Both young hobbits were in perfect character! Well done!
-----------------------------------
Title: The Bee Charmer rewritten extended
<http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2248559/1/> edition · Author: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete · ID: 587
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=587>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-01 22:44:13 Score: 4
This has got to be one of the dearest and sweetest "Boromir lives" AU I have
ever seen. The majority of them tend to be dark and filled with angst. This
one is filled with light and love. The author has such an insight into the
relationship of the younger hobbits to Boromir, and the Boromir she depicts
is free of the pride and despair that left him prey to the Ring. I also love
her meandering style, very old-fashioned and lyrical. This is a wonderful
story!
-----------------------------------
Title: All For Her
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1492> · Author:
SoundOfHorns
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
4> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete · ID: 899
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=899>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-01 22:47:40 Score: 3
I have not gone very far with this one, but I have to say it is filled with
things I'd never thought much about: Faramir needing to learn Rohirric, the
hobbits' relationship to Eowyn (there are some extremely funny bits where
some people think Merry and Pippin are children and she their mother). I'm
going to *have* to finish reading this sometime...
-----------------------------------
Title: Quarantined <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=93>
· Author: Shirebound
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
5> · Genres: Alternate Universe: Pre-LOTR · ID: 877
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=877>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-01 22:54:27 Score: 3
In the "Quarantined" universe, Aragorn makes the acquaintance of Frodo while
he is still young and living as Bilbo's heir at Bag-End. The whole idea is
delightful, as the Ranger and the young tween forge a deep and lasting
friendship. It's a very sweet, happy and fluffly AU, with just a tiny
leavening of h/c and youthful angst. Delightful story!
-----------------------------------
Title: Maps
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge13/5559.html#cutid1> and
Legends · Author: Anso
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
6> the Hobbit · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Shire · ID: 1191
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1191>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 22:56:04 Score: 1
This is a lovely gesture of Frodo’s to ease Merry’s grief just a little, and
the gift couldn’t be more perfect.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Forest of <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1297>
Mirkwood · Author: Arandil
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=22
9> · Genres: Crossovers: Poetry · ID: 121
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=121>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-01 22:56:41 Score: 1
This is hilarious! I love Dr. Seuss, and I love parodies done in his style!
-----------------------------------
Title: While
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3266&cid=12450> There's
Breath · Author: Lindelea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Shire · ID: 1277
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1277>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 22:57:06 Score: 1
Pippin is truly in character here. Very exciting story!
-----------------------------------
Title: The Masters of Buckland
<http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1591> Have Always Been Romantic
· Author: Saoirse
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
8> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Shire · ID: 624
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=624>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 22:59:39 Score: 1
I love this. It's a beautiful tale and a clever idea, very well written. I
can actually see the story playing out.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Council
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2303> of Elrond in
the Style of Hiawatha · Author: Theresa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
6> Green · Genres: Crossovers: Poetry · ID: 559
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=559>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-01 23:00:34 Score: 2
Longfellow's eight syllables to the line tour de force becomes a tour de
farce in this rendition of the Council meeting. It's truly funny, most
especially the last few lines. Poor Frodo and Sam!
-----------------------------------
Title: Reunion
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=119&cid=585> at Cormallen
· Author: Shirebound
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
5> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 1116
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1116>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 23:05:21 Score: 2
My favourite part of this story has always been Pippin's song, and Aragorn's
amazement that it is so good! I love that Pippin visited with the men, and
tried to keep their spirits up - he is so sweet and good-hearted.
-----------------------------------
Title: Fear No <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=41>
Darkness · Author: Thundera
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=86
> Tiger · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Incomplete · ID: 1200
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1200>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-01 23:09:17 Score: 2
Excitement, adventure, suspense, intrigue, danger, and plenty of cliffies in
this post-Quest story of an attempt by an old enemy to gain revenge for the
fall of Sauron.. Very well done!
-----------------------------------
Title: A Desperate
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1637> Race · Author:
Budgielover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
1> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Rivendell · ID: 675
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=675>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 23:10:10 Score: 4
Another exciting tale by Budgie! Aragorn's fear at the beginning is so well
done, not knowing what he will find. I love the image of the hobbits helping
each other cross the Ford. The sense of panic when they are going to be
separated from Frodo is really good, and I like Pippin's attack on Strider.
Merry taking charge of the other two hobbits - and Aragorn in a way - is so
in his character! I liked how Sam and Pippin snapped to and did what he told
them to.
-----------------------------------
Title: Out of All
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=533> Knowledge ·
Author: Budgielover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
1> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Rivendell · ID: 178
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=178>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 23:18:09 Score: 7
This is a brilliant hurt/comfort fic with a touch of action adventure thrown
in. I love the relationships and interactions of the hobbits in this story.
I also love their interactions with Aragorn and Gandalf. The medical/healing
bits of this are very well done, and just realistic enough, and the way the
Budgie builds up the suspense, over and over, is something that she is a
master at.

I think my favourite part of this story is the scene where the Dark Lord
almost tracks down the Ring. The wind, the ensorceled drape and Gandalf's
staff are wonderful here, as is Merry and Pippin's bravery in saving
Aragorn's life and Bilbo's pride in them, and Aragorn's gratitude is so well
written.

Merry helping Elrond during the surgery is good as well, and there are all
sorts of wonderful moments, like Pippin crawling into Gandalf's lap, meeting
Bilbo, their reaction to Arwen...

A thoroughly exciting and spellbinding tale!
-----------------------------------
Title: Dirge
<http://www.dwimordenespage.org/index.php?go=7&id=19&chapter=21> · Author:
Dwimordene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=8>
· Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 236
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=236>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-01 23:30:40 Score: 2
Ah... I like the way this drabble shows the change which the loss of Gandalf
and the trip through Moria has made to Gimli and Legolas. Before that, I
don't think Legolas would have asked, nor Gimli answered...
-----------------------------------
Title: Forgetting
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=880&cid=3364> War ·
Author: Karenator
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Elves · ID: 1322
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1322>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 01:35:14 Score: 7
The profoundness of Legolas' thoughts and observations is truly amazing,
Karenator. I felt like I was experiencing a transcendant spiritual moment
right along with him.

The language in this story is so moving, so lyrical, so poetic, so
evocative. I could almost feel the strong emotions raging through Legolas as
he marvelled at this terrifying and wonderful new feeling.

I love the touch with the Great Horned Owl. How like Legolas to speak with
it, and to think about it with such respect! I also like Legolas' anchoring
at the end by his friendship with Gimli.

Entire new vistas are being opened to him, to his wonder and sorrow and joy
and regret. I, too, now have an understanding of what the sea-longing must
have been like, an understanding that had eluded me from Tolkien's lack of
writing on the subject.

Very beautifully written, Karenator! Thank you for sharing it with us!

-----------------------------------
Title: Lost <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1114&cid=4456>
· Author: FirstMate
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=49
6> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural · ID: 1318
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1318>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 02:05:39 Score: 9
I'm not normally a big fan of angst, but "Lost" kept me on the edge of my
seat over many months, as First Mate posted chapter after chapter of good
news, bad news -- and cliffhangers.

Her Middle-earth is a rather awful place, with baddies like Lord Hebert
buying slaves and treating them like dirt -- all for the sake of good
capitalism, of course. Unfortunately, Elrohir is one of those slaves.

The adventures of Aragorn, trying to get a drugged and uncooperative brother
home are excruciating. But, the really sad thing is, even after they get him
home, he cannot heal from the horrible experiences he went through when
caught by slave-traders.

Then it gets even worse, because we learn that enemies abound even in the
supposed safety of Rivendell. And even after Elrohir gets better, Elladan is
still in need of healing.

What is fascinating is how well First Mate captures all the usually-sudden
changes in Elrohir's mind as he shakes off the long-lasting effects of the
powerful behavior-altering drugs that had been used by the slaveowners to
keep him docile. We see his POV as well as Aragorn's, and confusion reigns
on both sides. This is truly a riveting story. Well done!

-----------------------------------
Title: Back to the
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4384> Valley ·
Author: Thundera
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=86
> Tiger · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 590
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=590>
Reviewer: Inkling
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
3> · 2005-10-02 02:10:15 Score: 4
What a chilling companion this story makes to Thundera Tiger's other, very
different, story of Barad-dûr, "A Very Dark..." etc.

I'll never think of this song in the same way again. And I wonder whether
there was, perhaps, more answer in it than either the elf or his
interrogators realized...in its silly, joyful way, a sign of the power of
Imladris that the Dark Lord could never understand.


-----------------------------------
Title: Sacrifice
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1464&cid=6068> Under
Shadow · Author: daw
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=17
6> the minstrel · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Mirkwood · ID: 1319
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1319>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 04:07:11 Score: 10
In this story, Legolas at last begins to serve in the Southern Patrol, under
the command of his brother Eilian. He is a capable warrior; however, that
patrol operates near Dol Guldur, and the evil that seeps from there
permeates the warriors' environment and their spirits, and must be
constantly guarded against. At this time, the harshness of the environment
is multiplied because of the Long Winter.

Legolas gets to learn a lot about his brother's younger days... but what we
do not expect is that Eilian is very seriously injured in battle during a
blizzard, and they are separated from the rest of the warriors. Legolas has
the responsibility and opportunity to save his brother's life under dire
circumstances. And to keep his brother awake, he has him tell stories of his
childhood... Good thinking, on the part of both Legolas and Daw!

And we also get the earliest glimpse of Maltanaur, trying to keep up with
Eilian discreetly, but not entirely successfully.

The family that Daw has created for Legolas and Thranduil have always been
fascinating to me. They are unique characters and well-drawn. In this story,
we see a lot of interaction between Legolas and Eilian, where they are both
experienced warriors. Eilian is placed in the unaccustomed position of
having to allow Legolas to care for him, instead of caring for Legolas, and
he realizes that his little brother is mature and capable. And Legolas gets
to learn a lot about his brother as he was when he was young and naïve, when
Shadow returned to Mirkwood. They both come to have more insight about the
other.

This is a fine story, Daw, one of my favorites of yours!

-----------------------------------
Title: Long Home of
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2009> Mortals ·
Author: jodancingtree
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=29
6> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Fourth Age · ID: 748
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=748>
Reviewer: Inkling
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
3> · 2005-10-02 04:41:31 Score: 4
This beautiful story is the perfect antidote for whatever troubles you; it's
that full of joy, laughter, and love. To call it a "death fic" would be
totally off the mark, for as Sam says, "...I've never been so alive, never,
in all my life!"

There are so many lovely moments that it's hard to single one out, but I
think that my favorite must be when Iluvatar's Son says, "Oh Samwise, you
make me glad that I created hobbits!"

-----------------------------------
Title: The <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3210>
Captain's Last Charge · Author: AmandaK
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
9> · Books/Time: Gap-Filler: War of the Ring · ID: 81
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=81>
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · 2005-10-02 05:55:59 Score: 6
In this short story, AmandaK does a fine job of making greater sense of a
very poorly done part of the movie!verse storyline (don’t get me started
ranting about movie!Gondor…). The writing is beautifully phrased and packs
enormous power in its simple and elegant wording. Faramir’s concern for his
men against the background of his own fear, grief and sense of failure is
deeply touching. The descriptive touches are deftly done, painting rich
scenes without overwhelming the piece. While I don’t normally read much
movie!verse, especially not stories set in Gondor, quality shines from every
line in this, and I enjoyed it immensely.

-----------------------------------
Title: About Men <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1596277/1/> · Author: Lyllyn
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
8> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire · ID: 29
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=29>
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · 2005-10-02 05:56:21 Score: 6
The author’s note says this is Lyllyn’s first attempt to write Hobbits. But
you wouldn’t know it! She seems to settle into the Hobbit “voice” easily and
comfortably, and the piece is written in her usual clear and effective
style. I like her expansion of how the Ruffians slowly took over the Shire,
and the way she deals with the moral dilemmas of a country under occupation,
showing how collaboration can seem a necessity rather than a choice --
especially when you have hungry Hobbit children to feed! And the last line
provides an excellent pay off in showing Robin Smallburrow’s growing
understanding that Men, as well as Hobbits, come in all shades. Very nicely
done.
-----------------------------------
Title: Natural
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3140&cid=12145> History ·
Author: annmarwalk
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=17
7> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Fourth Age · ID: 112
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=112>
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · 2005-10-02 05:56:23 Score: 6
There is so much to admire in this drabble, not least the way annmarwalk
carefully pitches the tone to give us a sweetly drawn yet never overly
sentimental portrait of the relationship between grandfather and grandson.
Barahir’s hero worship of his grandfather is so clearly conveyed in his
excitement at having a journal just like Faramir’s. Faramir’s love of the
countryside -- and of his family -- shines through in both the range of
knowledge he imparts to Barahir and the care with which he does so. And it’s
good to see Ithilien become a place where Faramir can safely take his
grandsons on camping trips. Well done.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Spring of
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3738> Joy · Author:
daw
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=17
6> the minstrel · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Mirkwood · ID: 1320
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1320>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 06:51:26 Score: 8
Eilian and Celuwen are quite happily living in the settlement where
Celuwen's parents live, and raising a beautiful daughter, Loriel. Eilian
seems to be taking to the settled life rather well for an ex-warrior, but he
is still more attuned to the forest than most, and realizes that there is
something disturbing the trees. At first it is just a tiny frisson of
unease, but as we learn more about it, we know that there is a genuine
danger to Loriel.

Meanwhile, Legolas is settling in as Captain of the Home Guard. This is the
patrol that the young warrior Legolas did not want to be stuck in -- and now
he's captain! And the ever-honest and reliable Annael is his right hand.
What a team!

But this story seems to be as much about misdirection as anything else. We
are given something to worry about in the first chapter -- but the most
damaging event is only indirectly related to that worry. And I was so
emotionally involved with that event that this story left me with tears
streaming down my cheeks. And Thranduil's dream of the forest burning is so
telling.

Well-written, Daw.... and very wrenching.

-----------------------------------
Title: The <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=157&cid=724>
Prince and the Shipwright · Author: Dragon
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=36
0> · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 1317
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1317>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 07:27:38 Score: 8
This is the story of young Ereinion, whose parents send him to Mithlond to
take refuge with Círdan the Shipwright. It is told from his point of view: a
young child who is just beginning to be aware of the Beleriand wars coming
closer, but still feels safer among his father, Fingon, the High King of the
Noldor, and his mother. He just seems to know that this Círdan will not know
that he likes a lot of bubbles in his bath and his milk really cold. And he
really does not understand why the soldiers guarding him are angry when he
comes across a sleeping soldier in the woods, with a different kind of
uniform.

This story seems to be as much about the maturing of Círdan as it is about
the growing up of Ereinion Gil-galad. He does not have a clue how to relate
to a child -- taking him out for hours to teach him how to swim, for
example, and the readers look forward to seeing his learning process. He has
agreed to teach Ereinion the language of the Falathrim, so that is a start.

Unfortunately, this story has not been updated this year. I hope it will be
again in the near future.

-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3043&cid=11819>
Mist of Tears and Weariness · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship · ID: 981
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=981>
Reviewer: pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> · 2005-10-02 08:41:55 Score: 3
A beautiful, wonderful story about Merry's anguish when he first arrived at
Pippin's bedside in Ithilien. Overwhelmed with the thought of his cousins
and Sam not surviving, he weeps until Gandalf takes the time to console him,
assuring him of hope in the morning. Again, what a wonderful tale!
-----------------------------------
Title: Of <http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechal12/10569.html#cutid1>
Snowhobbits and Cold Chills · Author: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · Races/Places: Hobbits: Children · ID: 1190
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1190>
Reviewer: pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> · 2005-10-02 08:46:15 Score: 6
A lovely wintry story about some of Pippin's battles while growing up (as
spoken of in Victories Won), though in this one, its more of a battle with
Merry's other cousin. Pippin's health becomes dire when Berilac goes round
bullying his cousins...and naturally picks on the littlest one. I love this
author's Pippin--he's quite canon. In Return of the King, he tells Bergil
that "I have never allowed anyone to stand me on my head". Key word is
"allowed". Being a small child, Pippin would commonly have been the butt of
many jokes or taking a pelting just because of his size, but he never let
them do it without giving a fight of his own. Lovely tale, lovely
hobbits--wonderful Pippin!

-----------------------------------
Title: Victories
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge08/2119.html#cutid1> Won ·
Author: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hurt/Comfort · ID: 810
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=810>
Reviewer: pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> · 2005-10-02 08:49:44 Score: 6
What an awesome, awesome tale. A tender story that portrays the first days
of Pippin's birth and a most special blessing not only by Gandalf, but by
the Valar. The author gives special insight to Pippin's amazing and
frightful beginnings, and then takes us to a place where we can see the
effect his special tasks have lead him. Frodo and Merry's tasks were just as
daunting; looking after and caring for a little hobbit cousin with a heart
of gold, a bundle of ceaseless energy, and a zest for life. I love how she
portrays Bilbo, Frodo, and especially Paladin. And she describes the
disposition of a dwarf extremely well--she has all her characters down pat.
A very well thought out tale, written with much love. Highly recommended for
anyone who absolutely LOVES Pippin! ;-)

-----------------------------------
Title: Cheery Letters
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1951> From Bree ·
Author: Lulleny
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=30
2> · Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drama · ID: 1094
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1094>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 09:32:07 Score: 4
This brief vignette sets Merry and Aragorn at brief odds over the wisdom of
sending a lletter from Bree, but it all works out in the end, with both
Frodo and Pippin given the chance to approve the final version. There are
some lovely bits in here, among them Strider's discovery that he has the son
of the Master of Buckland under his guard, and some poetic imagery at the
end which is somehow both beautiful and disturbing.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Terror Of Buckland <http://www.lightindarkplaces.net/Terror.html>
· Author: Aratlithiel
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=23
1> · Genres: Romance: Vignette · ID: 698
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=698>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 09:35:30 Score: 2
This is great fun, with a wonderful community at Buckland and a delightfully
earthy Frodo. But I do think the original rating was more accurate!
-----------------------------------
Title: A Birthday
<http://www.berryarts.com/marigold/fic_abirthdayparty.html> Party · Author:
Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Merry & Pippin · ID: 1171
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1171>
Reviewer: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · 2005-10-02 09:40:06 Score: 4
This is a sweet story. I love seeing Pippin taking the initiative and
thinking up a way to help Merry (in this case to go over and spend some time
with Estella) on his last birthday before the big Adventure. It's a nice
touch to refer to Merry and Pippin's childhood dreams of an adventure of
their own; it adds a lovely bit of foreshadowing since we know their real
adventure will be more dangerous than they had ever imaginged
-----------------------------------
Title: Midnight at
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=141> Bag End · Author:
jodancingtree
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=29
6> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Post-Ring War · ID: 749
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=749>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 09:43:36 Score: 4
"And Sam’s face, holding his baby – oh, that was worth coming home for! "

In spite of guilt and pain, in this story Frodo can see the value of the
Shire, and more the value of the love between Sam and Rosie. And I think
that's why I love it. So often the angst is overwhelming, but here Frodo is
making his choice to leave and cross the sea out of love, and he knows full
well why he is choosing as well to leave Sam behind.

Marvelous.
-----------------------------------
Title: And Now to
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3596> Bed · Author:
Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Drabble · ID: 783
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=783>
Reviewer: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · 2005-10-02 09:43:55 Score: 3
This is a lovely set of drabbles, showing the affect of the Quest on the
four hobbits. I love the comparisons between their pre and post Quest
sleeping habbits, and it's a comforting thought to know that Sam can still
know when Frodo is thinking of him even after he has sailed West.
-----------------------------------
Title: Ernil I
<http://www.berryarts.com/marigold/fic_ernilipheriannath.html> Pheriannath ·
Author: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 1174
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1174>
Reviewer: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · 2005-10-02 09:46:09 Score: 2
This is one of my favorites. I love Merry's teasing and poor Pippin's
embarrassment clouding his ability to understand why he was called the Ernil
I Pheriannath. Adorable!
-----------------------------------
Title: Of Fish and
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2552> Feverish Hobbits
· Author: Anso
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
6> the Hobbit · Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drama · ID: 1180
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1180>
Reviewer: Auntiemeesh
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
5> · 2005-10-02 09:50:53 Score: 3
Anso the Hobbit writes so tenderly about her hobbits and this is a wonderful
example. When Merry falls ill on the Quest, all of the hobbits rally round
to help their cousin. Merry's illness and treatment are gently done, with a
fine sense of the seriousness of his illness but with enough humor to
prevent the story from bogging down in unrelieved angst.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Last <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1673>
Hour · Author: Citrine
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=30
0> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gapfiller · ID: 465
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=465>
Reviewer: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · 2005-10-02 09:52:09 Score: 3
This is a lovely, sad story but also one full of touchingly humorous
moments. I love the idea of Merry and Pippin playing draughts before the
battle, it seems so hobbity to pass the time with a game rather than tears
and gloominess. And the idea that Merry couldnt watch Pippin leave is
heartbreaking.
-----------------------------------
Title: Echoes <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1660> ·
Author: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · Genres: Mystery · ID: 969
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=969>
Reviewer: pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> · 2005-10-02 09:54:35 Score: 4
Oh, I LOVED this tale! Grey Wonderer goes into when Pippin first takes "the
throne"...how his the Tooks screwed up in their books and Paladin tried to
cover it up...excellent suspense! And I absolutely enjoyed Pippin's forays
back into his childhood via some very questionable berries...lol. As usual,
Grey Wonderer's hobbits are very humerous, yet while taking on a very
serious issue. A delightful story and very pleasurable to read. Thanks, Grey
Wonderer! :-)
-----------------------------------
Title: Servant of
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2574> Elbereth ·
Author: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · Races/Places: Villains · ID: 796
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=796>
Reviewer: MysteriousWays
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
2> · 2005-10-02 09:57:57 Score: 10
This was a plot bunny that Beethoven's 7th kept trying to force on me. I
loved the idea of the one good orc doing his part to aid in the quest but
for the life of me it was not a plot bunny I felt inspired to nurture.
Beethoven's 7th was persistant. She kept bringing the plot bunny out for me
to take notice of. Each time she revealed more details to the plot. It was
not long before I was encouraging her to make use of her plot bunny.

Finally she did and to what a tremendous success. This was her first effort
at writing fan fiction. A daring first effort in that it is a story about a
completely original character and an orc at that. There isn't a huge market
out there for such stories.

In a letter to his publisher Tolkien stated that he hoped that others would
be inspired by his own work to create and add to the world of Arda and it's
people. I feel that this story honorably fullfills that hope. Beethoven's
7th went out on a limb and considered an aspect of Middle Earth that is
often overlooked in favor of what is glamorous and beautiful. She delved
into a place of darkness and despair and found hope and a hero.

This is a tale that this reader believes Tolkien would have been most
pleased with. And even touched that Beethoven's 7th was able to go into his
place of darkness to find yet another glimmer of light.

I hope that Beethoven's 7th will continue to introduce us to more little
known and unheard of characters of Middle Earth.

-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2364&cid=9766>
Soldier's Tale · Author: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Children · ID: 1134
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1134>
Reviewer: pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> · 2005-10-02 09:59:03 Score: 5
Like Important Decisions, this lovely tale had me rolling on the floor
laughing my butt off! I finally lost it when the dog ran off with one of the
Soldier's comrades! Oh, so hilarious--I don't think anyone else has the gift
that Grey Wonderer does when writing humor. The whole scheme of how the
young hobbits play with the toys and how the toys react is totally a Toy
Story, yet Grey Wonderer style. I highly recommend this tale for anyone who
has had a crappy day at work and needs some cheering up. :-)
-----------------------------------
Title: Hoped, At <http://www.rosiesamfrodo.com/%7Edana/writing/fan/hal.htm>
Least · Author: Dana
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
4> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hobbits · ID: 1131
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1131>
Reviewer: Auntiemeesh
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
5> · 2005-10-02 10:03:17 Score: 2
This is a very insightful examination of Pippin's thoughts as he leaves
Minas Tirith and prepares himself for the battle at the Black Gate.
-----------------------------------
Title: Neither
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3043&cid=11794> Have I
Wings To Fly · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship · ID: 985
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=985>
Reviewer: Auntiemeesh
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
5> · 2005-10-02 10:11:03 Score: 3
This story always brings a hint of tears to my eyes. Dreamflower brings home
the pain that both Frodo and Merry feel. The memory that Merry relives as
Frodo leaves helps him find understanding and acceptance of his cousin's
departure, but at the same time, he's taking on the same pain Frodo is
dropping off. A very well-written, emotional story.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3020&cid=11670> trouble
with Jam · Author: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · Genres: Humor: Children · ID: 882
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=882>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 10:21:43 Score: 2
What a dogged little Pippin. He could be described as one-track minded,
even. He got the jar - despite all the problems thrown in his way - but the
twist at the end is lovely. Although I hope he was caught before smashing
the jar to lick up the jam.
-----------------------------------
Title: Echoes <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1660> ·
Author: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · Genres: Mystery · ID: 969
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=969>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 10:27:44 Score: 3
Poor Pippin. And probably the worst thing for him was to have to keep it all
a secret - he is such an open hobbit that keeping it all to himself much
have been very painful. There are definite threads left to provide material
for a follow-up - and I hope you get round to writing it. A most enjoyable
story.
-----------------------------------
Title: Home Again
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2737> · Author:
grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Post-Ring War · ID: 915
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=915>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 10:42:26 Score: 3
I love the puzzle box - and the symbolism of the fragmented hobbit needing
to be made whole. The medal and Gimli's note are just what the doctor
ordered! It is a small part to pick from a long story all of which I
thoroughly enjoyed - but that box has a life of its own!
-----------------------------------
Title: March Frost <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1574> ·
Author: SilverMoonLady
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=34
3> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War · ID: 769
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=769>
Reviewer: Cuthalion
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
7> · 2005-10-02 11:04:07 Score: 4
Merry and Pippin are often forgotten when it comes to the consequences of
the quest... nightmares, old fears and lingering pain. This exquisite little
vignette tells of Merry's pain in particular, and how Estella, his wife,
tries to handle the situation. The tale is honest, warmhearted and very
believable.... how can you give comfort if you're not even able to wake the
one you love from his nightly agony? Short, poignant and wonderful - thank
you, SilverMoonLady!
-----------------------------------
Title: Religion
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2911&cid=11177> in Middle
Earth · Author: Nerdanel
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
8> · Genres: Non-Fiction · ID: 436
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=436>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 11:04:21 Score: 2
An excellent essay, covering an aspect of JRRT's Middle-earth that is very
often neglected. Very good use of canon material to back up the arguments.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Sacred
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4252> Warp of
Tolkien's Tapestry · Author: Wordweaver
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
8> · Genres: Non-Fiction · ID: 609
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=609>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 11:07:36 Score: 2
The author covers the many indications of spirituality in JRRT's work, apart
from "religion". A very good look into his use of Christian symbolism. I
especially like her pointing out the role of Eagles in Middle-earth.
-----------------------------------
Title: Can
<http://www.frodosharem.org/cgi-bin/stories/display.cgi?id=270&sort=date&sto
ryview=toc&chapter=1&cat=7> You Hear Me? · Author: White
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=71
> Gull · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Poetry · ID: 1211
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1211>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-02 11:22:56 Score: 10
Llinos sent me here, she has been raving about the absolute perfection (a
word neither she nor I use lightly!) of this poem all day, and she seldom
raves about anything. She is right, I am just...astounded by this work. It
brought tears to my eyes.

The simple way that Elanor has of speaking was very much a hobbit lass, and
very much Sam's daughter - straightforward, truthful, and a bit humble but
yet not, as she feels in a way that she knows Frodo, and feels impelled to
say these things to him, so she does.

The metre and rhyme were perfect and there is absolutely nothing forced
about it. As I read it I could *hear* Elanor speaking, very much Sam's
daughter, someone who has grown up to have her own family, yet has retained
the down to earth roots of a gardener's daughter. One could easily imagine
her with a babe in her arms, or kneading bread, there is nothing pretentious
about her. But she also has a reserved, well-bred quality to her voice, and
she is obviously well educated.

Elanor's plaintive question to Frodo is filled with a sadness tinged with
longing. It is as if she has been a part of all that happened through her
father's stories and her reading and custody of The Red Book and yet, there
is still something missing in that she knows something enormous happened but
can never quite fully understand without having lived it. Now all is
finished and, although it turned out well, she still feels an emptiness in
that she never really knew Frodo, who was such a big part of her father's
life.

Perhaps I am not expressing myself as well as I could, but I *feel* what I
mean in my heart, and after all, that is what a poem is supposed to do.
Outstanding work, thank you so much for sharing this.


.
-----------------------------------
Title: Ode to the Absent <http://www.thrihyrne.net/OdeAbsent.html> ·
Author: thevina_finduilas
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=87
> · Genres: Humor: Poetry · ID: 849
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=849>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 11:25:01 Score: 1
A nice thought! What did Tolkien have against mothers? This poem raises the
question well!
-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2364&cid=9766>
Soldier's Tale · Author: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Children · ID: 1134
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1134>
Reviewer: Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · 2005-10-02 11:28:18 Score: 3
Grey Wonderer’s A Soldier’s tale reminded me a lot of Calvin – from Calvin &
Hobbes – when he’s on a space adventure. I loved the manner how Merry
relates his adventure being The General (and the Intruder, the Old
Campaigner, the Advisor). The way how Merry and Pippin settle their argument
is very well written and fluffy. Very creative Grey Wonderer!
-----------------------------------
Title: In <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3043&cid=12876>
the Style of Ogden Nash · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Genres: Humor: Poetry · ID: 917
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=917>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 11:28:23 Score: 1
These were excellent and true to the Nash style. Very funny, let's have some
more please.
-----------------------------------
Title: In The
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge08/9584.html#cutid1> Shadow
of His Blade · Author: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Gondor · ID: 803
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=803>
Reviewer: pearltook1
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=72
> · 2005-10-02 11:30:58 Score: 8
This is a wonderful and sentimental tale of the love Faramir, Pippin and
Merry hold for Boromir - and the love he held for each of them. The theme of
duty is a golden thread that runs throughout the story. The duty as a son to
one's father, the duty of a father to his children, the duty of a citizen to
their country. This is the most noble type of duty that is being presented.
Not the blind obedience of his Denethor's aids that nearly causes the death
of Faramir, but duty that stems from the deepest love.

The shadow of Boromir's blade comes to represent his love and protection
over those he cared most about. His younger brother Faramir, Merry and
Pippin all had their times of being sheltered in the shadow of Boromir's
blade.

The magical touches of Boromir's appearence are handled well and avoid
getting too sappy. The way Pippin interacts with this spirit Boromir is
perfectly done. The appearence of the new form of Evermind and the visit
from Boromir give this story a wonderful ethereal quality. PipkinSweetgrass
has written a glowing gem.
-----------------------------------
Title: Under
<http://www.livejournal.com/community/very_merry/6694.html#cutid1> The Lilac
Bushes · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Children · ID: 1168
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1168>
Reviewer: Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · 2005-10-02 11:32:38 Score: 4
Awww what an incredible cute story. Sam knows how to indulge Marigold and
her tea party, but Merry is trying very hard to do the same. Just the
phrase: “He’s a wizard, Sam. He knows *everything*!” Made me laugh so hard,
the looks on their faces when Gandalf lowered the plate into the Lilac
Bushes is simply priceless. A great story Dreamflower, very fluffy and
enjoyable!
-----------------------------------
Title: Home Again
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2737> · Author:
grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Post-Ring War · ID: 915
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=915>
Reviewer: Auntiemeesh
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
5> · 2005-10-02 11:32:38 Score: 5
Grey_wonderer does a lovely job here of showing that it wasn't only Frodo
that had difficulty returning to the Shire and picking up the broken pieces
of his life. This story starts out in the middle, returns to the beginning
and then carries on to a very satisfying conclusion, with both Merry and
Pippin beginning to find new ways to be happy and comfortable in their home.
Even while helping Merry and Pippin heal, though, she shows us Frodo's
struggle to heal and a bit of foreshadowing of his realization that he never
will, as long as he remains in Middle-Earth.
-----------------------------------
Title: Kali’s
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1646&cid=6812> Rory ·
Author: GTA
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=46
9> Otaku · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): The Shire · ID: 1224
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1224>
Reviewer: Auntiemeesh
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
5> · 2005-10-02 11:39:18 Score: 3
This is a bittersweet story of someone not much more than a baby himself
being confronted with death, and his attempt to understand what it means.
Although it is very sad, there is also an element of comfort in Frodo's
strong presence supporting wee Merry.
-----------------------------------
Title: How Legolas
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=394> Proved His
Bowmanship · Author: Chathol-linn
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=23
> · Genres: Adventure · ID: 8
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=8>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 11:40:44 Score: 2
A very cute story, showing Legolas' determination as a young adolescent, to
prove himself. He ends up doing so, but not without causing some problems
and endangering himself.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3043&cid=13456>
Stubborness of Tooks · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 918
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=918>
Reviewer: Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · 2005-10-02 11:43:08 Score: 6
I am just chuckling very hard at the very thought of Giant Pink Rabbits
tearing off the roof of the Smails. Am I the only one who thought of
plotbunnies immediately? Anyway, Dreamflower writes a lovely and insightful
story about the Took family where she mixes drama with humour. Paladin’s
muttering sounds so familiar when you try to nurse a man back to health,
that I felt very sorry for Eglantine. The manner how the healer and Primrose
sets he muttering Paladin straight was incredibly enjoyable. He’s deep down
a very caring and loving family man, and Dreamflower wrote this brilliantly.
But those bunnies… *grin* And we also know now from whom Pippin inherited
that stubborn part. A great story Dreamflower!
-----------------------------------
Title: Narn
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2962&cid=11361> Niben ·
Author: Werecat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=83
> · Genres: Adventure · ID: 140
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=140>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 11:44:57 Score: 2
This story has some unusual OCs. I love the little sparrow, and its efforts
to finish the job given it by Yavanna. A wonderful exploration of how the
White Tree sapling *might* have come to be where it was...
-----------------------------------
Title: The Bee Charmer rewritten extended
<http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2248559/1/> edition · Author: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete · ID: 587
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=587>
Reviewer: pearltook1
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=72
> · 2005-10-02 11:48:30 Score: 9
This is PipkinSweetgrass' magnum opus, and it is worthy of that name. It is
a wonderfully written epic dealing with the alternitive universe idea that
Boromir survives his ordeal at Parth Galen and the funeral boat over Rauros
Falls. Strange things do happen in life, people often do survive things that
in all logical though they should not. PipkinSweegrass handles this all in a
most believable fashion.

After being rescued by the Wildmen, Boromir lives with them for a time,
learing their ways and unlearning much he once held as truth. He finally
come to realize that his time with them has come to its end and he leaves to
find his new place in the world of the Fourth Age. After a time he arrives
in the Old Forrest near Bree and takes up a new life and name, he is Boromir
Beeman, a keeper of bees. It is through a providential accident that he
makes the aquiantace of Merry and Pippin's sons and thus is reintroduced to
his dear friends from the Fellowship.

The drama continues as word reaches the Master and Thain of trouble brewing
in Gondor and they insist on Boromir going with them to see what can be
done.

PipkinSweetgrass is in process of doing a complete re-writing of the
wonderful story. The story is well worth the effort and the re-write is
working well.
-----------------------------------
Title: All I Want for
<http://www.freewebs.com/aure/alliwantforyuletide.htm> Yuletide · Author:
Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Genres: Humor: Poetry · ID: 932
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=932>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 11:49:22 Score: 1
This was jolly! The rhymes and the metre don't coincide with the original -
but fun nonetheless. I hope you get him btw!
-----------------------------------
Title: Seedlings <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3284>
· Author: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 905
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=905>
Reviewer: pearltook1
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=72
> · 2005-10-02 11:56:38 Score: 5
This is a story that had me laughing throughout. Frodo's sudden enthusiasm
for gardening is hilarious and Sam's incredible patience is equally funny.
Frodo has all the aptitude of an over eager puppy as he plants bulbs more
like he's burying bones.

It really isn't too far out of line that Frodo is shown as a bit
incompetent, as he often is in fanfiction. All too many of us know the
person who excells at books and head knowledge, but seems incapable of doing
anything practical. Beethoven's7th's Frodo fits that type wonderfully.

A fun story to brighten a reader's day!
-----------------------------------
Title: To the Sea <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1479> ·
Author: SilverMoonLady
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=34
3> · Genres: Adventure · ID: 770
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=770>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 11:57:43 Score: 2
I've only read a very few fics dealing with the mysterious Isengar Took, who
went to sea in his youth. This is one of the longer ones, and explains a
good deal about why he left, and why he stayed so long. A very touching
story.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge04/7340.html#cutid1>
Protector · Author: Holdur
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
8> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Pre-War of the Ring · ID: 1223
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1223>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 12:02:31 Score: 2
I dearly love stories in which Gandalf interacts with the hobbits when they
were very young. This one is so sweet and plausible--I can easily see it
happening. And Gandalf is just wonderful in this, comforting wee!Pippin.
-----------------------------------
Title: Stars and
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2607> Sniffles ·
Author: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Pre-War of the Ring · ID: 817
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=817>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 200<br/><br/>(Message over 64 KB, truncated)

Msg# 5581

Today's Reviews...This is going to take a few posts.... #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel October 03, 2005 - 0:28:41 Topic ID# 5580
1316 Final Reviews today 10/2/2005! And the final day of Voting Season.
That means that all Tentative votes were set to Final. I'll put 250 or so
in a post. ("or so" being the operative words)

-----------------------------------
Title: Maturity
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1887&cid=11551> · Author:
Forodwaith
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=50
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 381
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=381>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-01 22:36:32 Score: 1
Neat. The evolution of Eomer's ideas about maturity is well-illustrated
here.
-----------------------------------
Title: When it <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2040>
Rains · Author: Hai
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
6> Took · Races/Places: Hobbits: Merry & Pippin · ID: 1251
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1251>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 22:43:25 Score: 2
This is a lovely glimpse of two hobbit lads having fun. I loved their
adventure against the goblin king and that Merry used to play the same game
with Frodo. Both young hobbits were in perfect character! Well done!
-----------------------------------
Title: The Bee Charmer rewritten extended
<http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2248559/1/> edition · Author: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete · ID: 587
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=587>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-01 22:44:13 Score: 4
This has got to be one of the dearest and sweetest "Boromir lives" AU I have
ever seen. The majority of them tend to be dark and filled with angst. This
one is filled with light and love. The author has such an insight into the
relationship of the younger hobbits to Boromir, and the Boromir she depicts
is free of the pride and despair that left him prey to the Ring. I also love
her meandering style, very old-fashioned and lyrical. This is a wonderful
story!
-----------------------------------
Title: All For Her
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1492> · Author:
SoundOfHorns
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
4> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete · ID: 899
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=899>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-01 22:47:40 Score: 3
I have not gone very far with this one, but I have to say it is filled with
things I'd never thought much about: Faramir needing to learn Rohirric, the
hobbits' relationship to Eowyn (there are some extremely funny bits where
some people think Merry and Pippin are children and she their mother). I'm
going to *have* to finish reading this sometime...
-----------------------------------
Title: Quarantined <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=93>
· Author: Shirebound
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
5> · Genres: Alternate Universe: Pre-LOTR · ID: 877
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=877>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-01 22:54:27 Score: 3
In the "Quarantined" universe, Aragorn makes the acquaintance of Frodo while
he is still young and living as Bilbo's heir at Bag-End. The whole idea is
delightful, as the Ranger and the young tween forge a deep and lasting
friendship. It's a very sweet, happy and fluffly AU, with just a tiny
leavening of h/c and youthful angst. Delightful story!
-----------------------------------
Title: Maps
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge13/5559.html#cutid1> and
Legends · Author: Anso
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
6> the Hobbit · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Shire · ID: 1191
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1191>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 22:56:04 Score: 1
This is a lovely gesture of Frodo’s to ease Merry’s grief just a little, and
the gift couldn’t be more perfect.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Forest of <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1297>
Mirkwood · Author: Arandil
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=22
9> · Genres: Crossovers: Poetry · ID: 121
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=121>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-01 22:56:41 Score: 1
This is hilarious! I love Dr. Seuss, and I love parodies done in his style!
-----------------------------------
Title: While
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3266&cid=12450> There's
Breath · Author: Lindelea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Shire · ID: 1277
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1277>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 22:57:06 Score: 1
Pippin is truly in character here. Very exciting story!
-----------------------------------
Title: The Masters of Buckland
<http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1591> Have Always Been Romantic
· Author: Saoirse
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
8> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Shire · ID: 624
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=624>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 22:59:39 Score: 1
I love this. It's a beautiful tale and a clever idea, very well written. I
can actually see the story playing out.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Council
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2303> of Elrond in
the Style of Hiawatha · Author: Theresa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
6> Green · Genres: Crossovers: Poetry · ID: 559
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=559>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-01 23:00:34 Score: 2
Longfellow's eight syllables to the line tour de force becomes a tour de
farce in this rendition of the Council meeting. It's truly funny, most
especially the last few lines. Poor Frodo and Sam!
-----------------------------------
Title: Reunion
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=119&cid=585> at Cormallen
· Author: Shirebound
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
5> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 1116
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1116>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 23:05:21 Score: 2
My favourite part of this story has always been Pippin's song, and Aragorn's
amazement that it is so good! I love that Pippin visited with the men, and
tried to keep their spirits up - he is so sweet and good-hearted.
-----------------------------------
Title: Fear No <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=41>
Darkness · Author: Thundera
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=86
> Tiger · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Incomplete · ID: 1200
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1200>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-01 23:09:17 Score: 2
Excitement, adventure, suspense, intrigue, danger, and plenty of cliffies in
this post-Quest story of an attempt by an old enemy to gain revenge for the
fall of Sauron.. Very well done!
-----------------------------------
Title: A Desperate
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1637> Race · Author:
Budgielover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
1> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Rivendell · ID: 675
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=675>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 23:10:10 Score: 4
Another exciting tale by Budgie! Aragorn's fear at the beginning is so well
done, not knowing what he will find. I love the image of the hobbits helping
each other cross the Ford. The sense of panic when they are going to be
separated from Frodo is really good, and I like Pippin's attack on Strider.
Merry taking charge of the other two hobbits - and Aragorn in a way - is so
in his character! I liked how Sam and Pippin snapped to and did what he told
them to.
-----------------------------------
Title: Out of All
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=533> Knowledge ·
Author: Budgielover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
1> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Rivendell · ID: 178
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=178>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-01 23:18:09 Score: 7
This is a brilliant hurt/comfort fic with a touch of action adventure thrown
in. I love the relationships and interactions of the hobbits in this story.
I also love their interactions with Aragorn and Gandalf. The medical/healing
bits of this are very well done, and just realistic enough, and the way the
Budgie builds up the suspense, over and over, is something that she is a
master at.

I think my favourite part of this story is the scene where the Dark Lord
almost tracks down the Ring. The wind, the ensorceled drape and Gandalf's
staff are wonderful here, as is Merry and Pippin's bravery in saving
Aragorn's life and Bilbo's pride in them, and Aragorn's gratitude is so well
written.

Merry helping Elrond during the surgery is good as well, and there are all
sorts of wonderful moments, like Pippin crawling into Gandalf's lap, meeting
Bilbo, their reaction to Arwen...

A thoroughly exciting and spellbinding tale!
-----------------------------------
Title: Dirge
<http://www.dwimordenespage.org/index.php?go=7&id=19&chapter=21> · Author:
Dwimordene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=8>
· Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 236
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=236>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-01 23:30:40 Score: 2
Ah... I like the way this drabble shows the change which the loss of Gandalf
and the trip through Moria has made to Gimli and Legolas. Before that, I
don't think Legolas would have asked, nor Gimli answered...
-----------------------------------
Title: Forgetting
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=880&cid=3364> War ·
Author: Karenator
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Elves · ID: 1322
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1322>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 01:35:14 Score: 7
The profoundness of Legolas' thoughts and observations is truly amazing,
Karenator. I felt like I was experiencing a transcendant spiritual moment
right along with him.

The language in this story is so moving, so lyrical, so poetic, so
evocative. I could almost feel the strong emotions raging through Legolas as
he marvelled at this terrifying and wonderful new feeling.

I love the touch with the Great Horned Owl. How like Legolas to speak with
it, and to think about it with such respect! I also like Legolas' anchoring
at the end by his friendship with Gimli.

Entire new vistas are being opened to him, to his wonder and sorrow and joy
and regret. I, too, now have an understanding of what the sea-longing must
have been like, an understanding that had eluded me from Tolkien's lack of
writing on the subject.

Very beautifully written, Karenator! Thank you for sharing it with us!

-----------------------------------
Title: Lost <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1114&cid=4456>
· Author: FirstMate
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=49
6> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural · ID: 1318
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1318>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 02:05:39 Score: 9
I'm not normally a big fan of angst, but "Lost" kept me on the edge of my
seat over many months, as First Mate posted chapter after chapter of good
news, bad news -- and cliffhangers.

Her Middle-earth is a rather awful place, with baddies like Lord Hebert
buying slaves and treating them like dirt -- all for the sake of good
capitalism, of course. Unfortunately, Elrohir is one of those slaves.

The adventures of Aragorn, trying to get a drugged and uncooperative brother
home are excruciating. But, the really sad thing is, even after they get him
home, he cannot heal from the horrible experiences he went through when
caught by slave-traders.

Then it gets even worse, because we learn that enemies abound even in the
supposed safety of Rivendell. And even after Elrohir gets better, Elladan is
still in need of healing.

What is fascinating is how well First Mate captures all the usually-sudden
changes in Elrohir's mind as he shakes off the long-lasting effects of the
powerful behavior-altering drugs that had been used by the slaveowners to
keep him docile. We see his POV as well as Aragorn's, and confusion reigns
on both sides. This is truly a riveting story. Well done!

-----------------------------------
Title: Back to the
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4384> Valley ·
Author: Thundera
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=86
> Tiger · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 590
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=590>
Reviewer: Inkling
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
3> · 2005-10-02 02:10:15 Score: 4
What a chilling companion this story makes to Thundera Tiger's other, very
different, story of Barad-dûr, "A Very Dark..." etc.

I'll never think of this song in the same way again. And I wonder whether
there was, perhaps, more answer in it than either the elf or his
interrogators realized...in its silly, joyful way, a sign of the power of
Imladris that the Dark Lord could never understand.


-----------------------------------
Title: Sacrifice
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1464&cid=6068> Under
Shadow · Author: daw
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=17
6> the minstrel · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Mirkwood · ID: 1319
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1319>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 04:07:11 Score: 10
In this story, Legolas at last begins to serve in the Southern Patrol, under
the command of his brother Eilian. He is a capable warrior; however, that
patrol operates near Dol Guldur, and the evil that seeps from there
permeates the warriors' environment and their spirits, and must be
constantly guarded against. At this time, the harshness of the environment
is multiplied because of the Long Winter.

Legolas gets to learn a lot about his brother's younger days... but what we
do not expect is that Eilian is very seriously injured in battle during a
blizzard, and they are separated from the rest of the warriors. Legolas has
the responsibility and opportunity to save his brother's life under dire
circumstances. And to keep his brother awake, he has him tell stories of his
childhood... Good thinking, on the part of both Legolas and Daw!

And we also get the earliest glimpse of Maltanaur, trying to keep up with
Eilian discreetly, but not entirely successfully.

The family that Daw has created for Legolas and Thranduil have always been
fascinating to me. They are unique characters and well-drawn. In this story,
we see a lot of interaction between Legolas and Eilian, where they are both
experienced warriors. Eilian is placed in the unaccustomed position of
having to allow Legolas to care for him, instead of caring for Legolas, and
he realizes that his little brother is mature and capable. And Legolas gets
to learn a lot about his brother as he was when he was young and naïve, when
Shadow returned to Mirkwood. They both come to have more insight about the
other.

This is a fine story, Daw, one of my favorites of yours!

-----------------------------------
Title: Long Home of
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2009> Mortals ·
Author: jodancingtree
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=29
6> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Fourth Age · ID: 748
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=748>
Reviewer: Inkling
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
3> · 2005-10-02 04:41:31 Score: 4
This beautiful story is the perfect antidote for whatever troubles you; it's
that full of joy, laughter, and love. To call it a "death fic" would be
totally off the mark, for as Sam says, "...I've never been so alive, never,
in all my life!"

There are so many lovely moments that it's hard to single one out, but I
think that my favorite must be when Iluvatar's Son says, "Oh Samwise, you
make me glad that I created hobbits!"

-----------------------------------
Title: The <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3210>
Captain's Last Charge · Author: AmandaK
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
9> · Books/Time: Gap-Filler: War of the Ring · ID: 81
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=81>
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · 2005-10-02 05:55:59 Score: 6
In this short story, AmandaK does a fine job of making greater sense of a
very poorly done part of the movie!verse storyline (don’t get me started
ranting about movie!Gondor…). The writing is beautifully phrased and packs
enormous power in its simple and elegant wording. Faramir’s concern for his
men against the background of his own fear, grief and sense of failure is
deeply touching. The descriptive touches are deftly done, painting rich
scenes without overwhelming the piece. While I don’t normally read much
movie!verse, especially not stories set in Gondor, quality shines from every
line in this, and I enjoyed it immensely.

-----------------------------------
Title: About Men <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1596277/1/> · Author: Lyllyn
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
8> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire · ID: 29
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=29>
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · 2005-10-02 05:56:21 Score: 6
The author’s note says this is Lyllyn’s first attempt to write Hobbits. But
you wouldn’t know it! She seems to settle into the Hobbit “voice” easily and
comfortably, and the piece is written in her usual clear and effective
style. I like her expansion of how the Ruffians slowly took over the Shire,
and the way she deals with the moral dilemmas of a country under occupation,
showing how collaboration can seem a necessity rather than a choice --
especially when you have hungry Hobbit children to feed! And the last line
provides an excellent pay off in showing Robin Smallburrow’s growing
understanding that Men, as well as Hobbits, come in all shades. Very nicely
done.
-----------------------------------
Title: Natural
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3140&cid=12145> History ·
Author: annmarwalk
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=17
7> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Fourth Age · ID: 112
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=112>
Reviewer: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · 2005-10-02 05:56:23 Score: 6
There is so much to admire in this drabble, not least the way annmarwalk
carefully pitches the tone to give us a sweetly drawn yet never overly
sentimental portrait of the relationship between grandfather and grandson.
Barahir’s hero worship of his grandfather is so clearly conveyed in his
excitement at having a journal just like Faramir’s. Faramir’s love of the
countryside -- and of his family -- shines through in both the range of
knowledge he imparts to Barahir and the care with which he does so. And it’s
good to see Ithilien become a place where Faramir can safely take his
grandsons on camping trips. Well done.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Spring of
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3738> Joy · Author:
daw
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=17
6> the minstrel · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Mirkwood · ID: 1320
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1320>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 06:51:26 Score: 8
Eilian and Celuwen are quite happily living in the settlement where
Celuwen's parents live, and raising a beautiful daughter, Loriel. Eilian
seems to be taking to the settled life rather well for an ex-warrior, but he
is still more attuned to the forest than most, and realizes that there is
something disturbing the trees. At first it is just a tiny frisson of
unease, but as we learn more about it, we know that there is a genuine
danger to Loriel.

Meanwhile, Legolas is settling in as Captain of the Home Guard. This is the
patrol that the young warrior Legolas did not want to be stuck in -- and now
he's captain! And the ever-honest and reliable Annael is his right hand.
What a team!

But this story seems to be as much about misdirection as anything else. We
are given something to worry about in the first chapter -- but the most
damaging event is only indirectly related to that worry. And I was so
emotionally involved with that event that this story left me with tears
streaming down my cheeks. And Thranduil's dream of the forest burning is so
telling.

Well-written, Daw.... and very wrenching.

-----------------------------------
Title: The <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=157&cid=724>
Prince and the Shipwright · Author: Dragon
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=36
0> · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 1317
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1317>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 07:27:38 Score: 8
This is the story of young Ereinion, whose parents send him to Mithlond to
take refuge with Círdan the Shipwright. It is told from his point of view: a
young child who is just beginning to be aware of the Beleriand wars coming
closer, but still feels safer among his father, Fingon, the High King of the
Noldor, and his mother. He just seems to know that this Círdan will not know
that he likes a lot of bubbles in his bath and his milk really cold. And he
really does not understand why the soldiers guarding him are angry when he
comes across a sleeping soldier in the woods, with a different kind of
uniform.

This story seems to be as much about the maturing of Círdan as it is about
the growing up of Ereinion Gil-galad. He does not have a clue how to relate
to a child -- taking him out for hours to teach him how to swim, for
example, and the readers look forward to seeing his learning process. He has
agreed to teach Ereinion the language of the Falathrim, so that is a start.

Unfortunately, this story has not been updated this year. I hope it will be
again in the near future.

-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3043&cid=11819>
Mist of Tears and Weariness · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship · ID: 981
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=981>
Reviewer: pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> · 2005-10-02 08:41:55 Score: 3
A beautiful, wonderful story about Merry's anguish when he first arrived at
Pippin's bedside in Ithilien. Overwhelmed with the thought of his cousins
and Sam not surviving, he weeps until Gandalf takes the time to console him,
assuring him of hope in the morning. Again, what a wonderful tale!
-----------------------------------
Title: Of <http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechal12/10569.html#cutid1>
Snowhobbits and Cold Chills · Author: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · Races/Places: Hobbits: Children · ID: 1190
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1190>
Reviewer: pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> · 2005-10-02 08:46:15 Score: 6
A lovely wintry story about some of Pippin's battles while growing up (as
spoken of in Victories Won), though in this one, its more of a battle with
Merry's other cousin. Pippin's health becomes dire when Berilac goes round
bullying his cousins...and naturally picks on the littlest one. I love this
author's Pippin--he's quite canon. In Return of the King, he tells Bergil
that "I have never allowed anyone to stand me on my head". Key word is
"allowed". Being a small child, Pippin would commonly have been the butt of
many jokes or taking a pelting just because of his size, but he never let
them do it without giving a fight of his own. Lovely tale, lovely
hobbits--wonderful Pippin!

-----------------------------------
Title: Victories
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge08/2119.html#cutid1> Won ·
Author: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hurt/Comfort · ID: 810
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=810>
Reviewer: pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> · 2005-10-02 08:49:44 Score: 6
What an awesome, awesome tale. A tender story that portrays the first days
of Pippin's birth and a most special blessing not only by Gandalf, but by
the Valar. The author gives special insight to Pippin's amazing and
frightful beginnings, and then takes us to a place where we can see the
effect his special tasks have lead him. Frodo and Merry's tasks were just as
daunting; looking after and caring for a little hobbit cousin with a heart
of gold, a bundle of ceaseless energy, and a zest for life. I love how she
portrays Bilbo, Frodo, and especially Paladin. And she describes the
disposition of a dwarf extremely well--she has all her characters down pat.
A very well thought out tale, written with much love. Highly recommended for
anyone who absolutely LOVES Pippin! ;-)

-----------------------------------
Title: Cheery Letters
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1951> From Bree ·
Author: Lulleny
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=30
2> · Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drama · ID: 1094
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1094>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 09:32:07 Score: 4
This brief vignette sets Merry and Aragorn at brief odds over the wisdom of
sending a lletter from Bree, but it all works out in the end, with both
Frodo and Pippin given the chance to approve the final version. There are
some lovely bits in here, among them Strider's discovery that he has the son
of the Master of Buckland under his guard, and some poetic imagery at the
end which is somehow both beautiful and disturbing.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Terror Of Buckland <http://www.lightindarkplaces.net/Terror.html>
· Author: Aratlithiel
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=23
1> · Genres: Romance: Vignette · ID: 698
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=698>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 09:35:30 Score: 2
This is great fun, with a wonderful community at Buckland and a delightfully
earthy Frodo. But I do think the original rating was more accurate!
-----------------------------------
Title: A Birthday
<http://www.berryarts.com/marigold/fic_abirthdayparty.html> Party · Author:
Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Merry & Pippin · ID: 1171
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1171>
Reviewer: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · 2005-10-02 09:40:06 Score: 4
This is a sweet story. I love seeing Pippin taking the initiative and
thinking up a way to help Merry (in this case to go over and spend some time
with Estella) on his last birthday before the big Adventure. It's a nice
touch to refer to Merry and Pippin's childhood dreams of an adventure of
their own; it adds a lovely bit of foreshadowing since we know their real
adventure will be more dangerous than they had ever imaginged
-----------------------------------
Title: Midnight at
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=141> Bag End · Author:
jodancingtree
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=29
6> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Post-Ring War · ID: 749
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=749>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 09:43:36 Score: 4
"And Sam’s face, holding his baby – oh, that was worth coming home for! "

In spite of guilt and pain, in this story Frodo can see the value of the
Shire, and more the value of the love between Sam and Rosie. And I think
that's why I love it. So often the angst is overwhelming, but here Frodo is
making his choice to leave and cross the sea out of love, and he knows full
well why he is choosing as well to leave Sam behind.

Marvelous.
-----------------------------------
Title: And Now to
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3596> Bed · Author:
Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Drabble · ID: 783
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=783>
Reviewer: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · 2005-10-02 09:43:55 Score: 3
This is a lovely set of drabbles, showing the affect of the Quest on the
four hobbits. I love the comparisons between their pre and post Quest
sleeping habbits, and it's a comforting thought to know that Sam can still
know when Frodo is thinking of him even after he has sailed West.
-----------------------------------
Title: Ernil I
<http://www.berryarts.com/marigold/fic_ernilipheriannath.html> Pheriannath ·
Author: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 1174
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1174>
Reviewer: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · 2005-10-02 09:46:09 Score: 2
This is one of my favorites. I love Merry's teasing and poor Pippin's
embarrassment clouding his ability to understand why he was called the Ernil
I Pheriannath. Adorable!
-----------------------------------
Title: Of Fish and
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2552> Feverish Hobbits
· Author: Anso
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
6> the Hobbit · Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drama · ID: 1180
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1180>
Reviewer: Auntiemeesh
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
5> · 2005-10-02 09:50:53 Score: 3
Anso the Hobbit writes so tenderly about her hobbits and this is a wonderful
example. When Merry falls ill on the Quest, all of the hobbits rally round
to help their cousin. Merry's illness and treatment are gently done, with a
fine sense of the seriousness of his illness but with enough humor to
prevent the story from bogging down in unrelieved angst.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Last <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1673>
Hour · Author: Citrine
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=30
0> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gapfiller · ID: 465
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=465>
Reviewer: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · 2005-10-02 09:52:09 Score: 3
This is a lovely, sad story but also one full of touchingly humorous
moments. I love the idea of Merry and Pippin playing draughts before the
battle, it seems so hobbity to pass the time with a game rather than tears
and gloominess. And the idea that Merry couldnt watch Pippin leave is
heartbreaking.
-----------------------------------
Title: Echoes <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1660> ·
Author: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · Genres: Mystery · ID: 969
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=969>
Reviewer: pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> · 2005-10-02 09:54:35 Score: 4
Oh, I LOVED this tale! Grey Wonderer goes into when Pippin first takes "the
throne"...how his the Tooks screwed up in their books and Paladin tried to
cover it up...excellent suspense! And I absolutely enjoyed Pippin's forays
back into his childhood via some very questionable berries...lol. As usual,
Grey Wonderer's hobbits are very humerous, yet while taking on a very
serious issue. A delightful story and very pleasurable to read. Thanks, Grey
Wonderer! :-)
-----------------------------------
Title: Servant of
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2574> Elbereth ·
Author: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · Races/Places: Villains · ID: 796
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=796>
Reviewer: MysteriousWays
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
2> · 2005-10-02 09:57:57 Score: 10
This was a plot bunny that Beethoven's 7th kept trying to force on me. I
loved the idea of the one good orc doing his part to aid in the quest but
for the life of me it was not a plot bunny I felt inspired to nurture.
Beethoven's 7th was persistant. She kept bringing the plot bunny out for me
to take notice of. Each time she revealed more details to the plot. It was
not long before I was encouraging her to make use of her plot bunny.

Finally she did and to what a tremendous success. This was her first effort
at writing fan fiction. A daring first effort in that it is a story about a
completely original character and an orc at that. There isn't a huge market
out there for such stories.

In a letter to his publisher Tolkien stated that he hoped that others would
be inspired by his own work to create and add to the world of Arda and it's
people. I feel that this story honorably fullfills that hope. Beethoven's
7th went out on a limb and considered an aspect of Middle Earth that is
often overlooked in favor of what is glamorous and beautiful. She delved
into a place of darkness and despair and found hope and a hero.

This is a tale that this reader believes Tolkien would have been most
pleased with. And even touched that Beethoven's 7th was able to go into his
place of darkness to find yet another glimmer of light.

I hope that Beethoven's 7th will continue to introduce us to more little
known and unheard of characters of Middle Earth.

-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2364&cid=9766>
Soldier's Tale · Author: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Children · ID: 1134
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1134>
Reviewer: pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> · 2005-10-02 09:59:03 Score: 5
Like Important Decisions, this lovely tale had me rolling on the floor
laughing my butt off! I finally lost it when the dog ran off with one of the
Soldier's comrades! Oh, so hilarious--I don't think anyone else has the gift
that Grey Wonderer does when writing humor. The whole scheme of how the
young hobbits play with the toys and how the toys react is totally a Toy
Story, yet Grey Wonderer style. I highly recommend this tale for anyone who
has had a crappy day at work and needs some cheering up. :-)
-----------------------------------
Title: Hoped, At <http://www.rosiesamfrodo.com/%7Edana/writing/fan/hal.htm>
Least · Author: Dana
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
4> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hobbits · ID: 1131
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1131>
Reviewer: Auntiemeesh
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
5> · 2005-10-02 10:03:17 Score: 2
This is a very insightful examination of Pippin's thoughts as he leaves
Minas Tirith and prepares himself for the battle at the Black Gate.
-----------------------------------
Title: Neither
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3043&cid=11794> Have I
Wings To Fly · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship · ID: 985
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=985>
Reviewer: Auntiemeesh
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
5> · 2005-10-02 10:11:03 Score: 3
This story always brings a hint of tears to my eyes. Dreamflower brings home
the pain that both Frodo and Merry feel. The memory that Merry relives as
Frodo leaves helps him find understanding and acceptance of his cousin's
departure, but at the same time, he's taking on the same pain Frodo is
dropping off. A very well-written, emotional story.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3020&cid=11670> trouble
with Jam · Author: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · Genres: Humor: Children · ID: 882
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=882>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 10:21:43 Score: 2
What a dogged little Pippin. He could be described as one-track minded,
even. He got the jar - despite all the problems thrown in his way - but the
twist at the end is lovely. Although I hope he was caught before smashing
the jar to lick up the jam.
-----------------------------------
Title: Echoes <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1660> ·
Author: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · Genres: Mystery · ID: 969
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=969>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 10:27:44 Score: 3
Poor Pippin. And probably the worst thing for him was to have to keep it all
a secret - he is such an open hobbit that keeping it all to himself much
have been very painful. There are definite threads left to provide material
for a follow-up - and I hope you get round to writing it. A most enjoyable
story.
-----------------------------------
Title: Home Again
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2737> · Author:
grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Post-Ring War · ID: 915
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=915>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 10:42:26 Score: 3
I love the puzzle box - and the symbolism of the fragmented hobbit needing
to be made whole. The medal and Gimli's note are just what the doctor
ordered! It is a small part to pick from a long story all of which I
thoroughly enjoyed - but that box has a life of its own!
-----------------------------------
Title: March Frost <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1574> ·
Author: SilverMoonLady
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=34
3> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War · ID: 769
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=769>
Reviewer: Cuthalion
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
7> · 2005-10-02 11:04:07 Score: 4
Merry and Pippin are often forgotten when it comes to the consequences of
the quest... nightmares, old fears and lingering pain. This exquisite little
vignette tells of Merry's pain in particular, and how Estella, his wife,
tries to handle the situation. The tale is honest, warmhearted and very
believable.... how can you give comfort if you're not even able to wake the
one you love from his nightly agony? Short, poignant and wonderful - thank
you, SilverMoonLady!
-----------------------------------
Title: Religion
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2911&cid=11177> in Middle
Earth · Author: Nerdanel
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
8> · Genres: Non-Fiction · ID: 436
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=436>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 11:04:21 Score: 2
An excellent essay, covering an aspect of JRRT's Middle-earth that is very
often neglected. Very good use of canon material to back up the arguments.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Sacred
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4252> Warp of
Tolkien's Tapestry · Author: Wordweaver
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
8> · Genres: Non-Fiction · ID: 609
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=609>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 11:07:36 Score: 2
The author covers the many indications of spirituality in JRRT's work, apart
from "religion". A very good look into his use of Christian symbolism. I
especially like her pointing out the role of Eagles in Middle-earth.
-----------------------------------
Title: Can
<http://www.frodosharem.org/cgi-bin/stories/display.cgi?id=270&sort=date&sto
ryview=toc&chapter=1&cat=7> You Hear Me? · Author: White
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=71
> Gull · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Poetry · ID: 1211
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1211>
Reviewer: Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · 2005-10-02 11:22:56 Score: 10
Llinos sent me here, she has been raving about the absolute perfection (a
word neither she nor I use lightly!) of this poem all day, and she seldom
raves about anything. She is right, I am just...astounded by this work. It
brought tears to my eyes.

The simple way that Elanor has of speaking was very much a hobbit lass, and
very much Sam's daughter - straightforward, truthful, and a bit humble but
yet not, as she feels in a way that she knows Frodo, and feels impelled to
say these things to him, so she does.

The metre and rhyme were perfect and there is absolutely nothing forced
about it. As I read it I could *hear* Elanor speaking, very much Sam's
daughter, someone who has grown up to have her own family, yet has retained
the down to earth roots of a gardener's daughter. One could easily imagine
her with a babe in her arms, or kneading bread, there is nothing pretentious
about her. But she also has a reserved, well-bred quality to her voice, and
she is obviously well educated.

Elanor's plaintive question to Frodo is filled with a sadness tinged with
longing. It is as if she has been a part of all that happened through her
father's stories and her reading and custody of The Red Book and yet, there
is still something missing in that she knows something enormous happened but
can never quite fully understand without having lived it. Now all is
finished and, although it turned out well, she still feels an emptiness in
that she never really knew Frodo, who was such a big part of her father's
life.

Perhaps I am not expressing myself as well as I could, but I *feel* what I
mean in my heart, and after all, that is what a poem is supposed to do.
Outstanding work, thank you so much for sharing this.


.
-----------------------------------
Title: Ode to the Absent <http://www.thrihyrne.net/OdeAbsent.html> ·
Author: thevina_finduilas
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=87
> · Genres: Humor: Poetry · ID: 849
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=849>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 11:25:01 Score: 1
A nice thought! What did Tolkien have against mothers? This poem raises the
question well!
-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2364&cid=9766>
Soldier's Tale · Author: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Children · ID: 1134
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1134>
Reviewer: Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · 2005-10-02 11:28:18 Score: 3
Grey Wonderer’s A Soldier’s tale reminded me a lot of Calvin – from Calvin &
Hobbes – when he’s on a space adventure. I loved the manner how Merry
relates his adventure being The General (and the Intruder, the Old
Campaigner, the Advisor). The way how Merry and Pippin settle their argument
is very well written and fluffy. Very creative Grey Wonderer!
-----------------------------------
Title: In <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3043&cid=12876>
the Style of Ogden Nash · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Genres: Humor: Poetry · ID: 917
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=917>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 11:28:23 Score: 1
These were excellent and true to the Nash style. Very funny, let's have some
more please.
-----------------------------------
Title: In The
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge08/9584.html#cutid1> Shadow
of His Blade · Author: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Gondor · ID: 803
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=803>
Reviewer: pearltook1
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=72
> · 2005-10-02 11:30:58 Score: 8
This is a wonderful and sentimental tale of the love Faramir, Pippin and
Merry hold for Boromir - and the love he held for each of them. The theme of
duty is a golden thread that runs throughout the story. The duty as a son to
one's father, the duty of a father to his children, the duty of a citizen to
their country. This is the most noble type of duty that is being presented.
Not the blind obedience of his Denethor's aids that nearly causes the death
of Faramir, but duty that stems from the deepest love.

The shadow of Boromir's blade comes to represent his love and protection
over those he cared most about. His younger brother Faramir, Merry and
Pippin all had their times of being sheltered in the shadow of Boromir's
blade.

The magical touches of Boromir's appearence are handled well and avoid
getting too sappy. The way Pippin interacts with this spirit Boromir is
perfectly done. The appearence of the new form of Evermind and the visit
from Boromir give this story a wonderful ethereal quality. PipkinSweetgrass
has written a glowing gem.
-----------------------------------
Title: Under
<http://www.livejournal.com/community/very_merry/6694.html#cutid1> The Lilac
Bushes · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Children · ID: 1168
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1168>
Reviewer: Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · 2005-10-02 11:32:38 Score: 4
Awww what an incredible cute story. Sam knows how to indulge Marigold and
her tea party, but Merry is trying very hard to do the same. Just the
phrase: “He’s a wizard, Sam. He knows *everything*!” Made me laugh so hard,
the looks on their faces when Gandalf lowered the plate into the Lilac
Bushes is simply priceless. A great story Dreamflower, very fluffy and
enjoyable!
-----------------------------------
Title: Home Again
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2737> · Author:
grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Post-Ring War · ID: 915
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=915>
Reviewer: Auntiemeesh
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
5> · 2005-10-02 11:32:38 Score: 5
Grey_wonderer does a lovely job here of showing that it wasn't only Frodo
that had difficulty returning to the Shire and picking up the broken pieces
of his life. This story starts out in the middle, returns to the beginning
and then carries on to a very satisfying conclusion, with both Merry and
Pippin beginning to find new ways to be happy and comfortable in their home.
Even while helping Merry and Pippin heal, though, she shows us Frodo's
struggle to heal and a bit of foreshadowing of his realization that he never
will, as long as he remains in Middle-Earth.
-----------------------------------
Title: Kali’s
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1646&cid=6812> Rory ·
Author: GTA
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=46
9> Otaku · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): The Shire · ID: 1224
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1224>
Reviewer: Auntiemeesh
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
5> · 2005-10-02 11:39:18 Score: 3
This is a bittersweet story of someone not much more than a baby himself
being confronted with death, and his attempt to understand what it means.
Although it is very sad, there is also an element of comfort in Frodo's
strong presence supporting wee Merry.
-----------------------------------
Title: How Legolas
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=394> Proved His
Bowmanship · Author: Chathol-linn
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=23
> · Genres: Adventure · ID: 8
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=8>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 11:40:44 Score: 2
A very cute story, showing Legolas' determination as a young adolescent, to
prove himself. He ends up doing so, but not without causing some problems
and endangering himself.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3043&cid=13456>
Stubborness of Tooks · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 918
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=918>
Reviewer: Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · 2005-10-02 11:43:08 Score: 6
I am just chuckling very hard at the very thought of Giant Pink Rabbits
tearing off the roof of the Smails. Am I the only one who thought of
plotbunnies immediately? Anyway, Dreamflower writes a lovely and insightful
story about the Took family where she mixes drama with humour. Paladin’s
muttering sounds so familiar when you try to nurse a man back to health,
that I felt very sorry for Eglantine. The manner how the healer and Primrose
sets he muttering Paladin straight was incredibly enjoyable. He’s deep down
a very caring and loving family man, and Dreamflower wrote this brilliantly.
But those bunnies… *grin* And we also know now from whom Pippin inherited
that stubborn part. A great story Dreamflower!
-----------------------------------
Title: Narn
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2962&cid=11361> Niben ·
Author: Werecat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=83
> · Genres: Adventure · ID: 140
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=140>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 11:44:57 Score: 2
This story has some unusual OCs. I love the little sparrow, and its efforts
to finish the job given it by Yavanna. A wonderful exploration of how the
White Tree sapling *might* have come to be where it was...
-----------------------------------
Title: The Bee Charmer rewritten extended
<http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2248559/1/> edition · Author: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Incomplete · ID: 587
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=587>
Reviewer: pearltook1
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=72
> · 2005-10-02 11:48:30 Score: 9
This is PipkinSweetgrass' magnum opus, and it is worthy of that name. It is
a wonderfully written epic dealing with the alternitive universe idea that
Boromir survives his ordeal at Parth Galen and the funeral boat over Rauros
Falls. Strange things do happen in life, people often do survive things that
in all logical though they should not. PipkinSweegrass handles this all in a
most believable fashion.

After being rescued by the Wildmen, Boromir lives with them for a time,
learing their ways and unlearning much he once held as truth. He finally
come to realize that his time with them has come to its end and he leaves to
find his new place in the world of the Fourth Age. After a time he arrives
in the Old Forrest near Bree and takes up a new life and name, he is Boromir
Beeman, a keeper of bees. It is through a providential accident that he
makes the aquiantace of Merry and Pippin's sons and thus is reintroduced to
his dear friends from the Fellowship.

The drama continues as word reaches the Master and Thain of trouble brewing
in Gondor and they insist on Boromir going with them to see what can be
done.

PipkinSweetgrass is in process of doing a complete re-writing of the
wonderful story. The story is well worth the effort and the re-write is
working well.
-----------------------------------
Title: All I Want for
<http://www.freewebs.com/aure/alliwantforyuletide.htm> Yuletide · Author:
Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Genres: Humor: Poetry · ID: 932
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=932>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 11:49:22 Score: 1
This was jolly! The rhymes and the metre don't coincide with the original -
but fun nonetheless. I hope you get him btw!
-----------------------------------
Title: Seedlings <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3284>
· Author: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 905
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=905>
Reviewer: pearltook1
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=72
> · 2005-10-02 11:56:38 Score: 5
This is a story that had me laughing throughout. Frodo's sudden enthusiasm
for gardening is hilarious and Sam's incredible patience is equally funny.
Frodo has all the aptitude of an over eager puppy as he plants bulbs more
like he's burying bones.

It really isn't too far out of line that Frodo is shown as a bit
incompetent, as he often is in fanfiction. All too many of us know the
person who excells at books and head knowledge, but seems incapable of doing
anything practical. Beethoven's7th's Frodo fits that type wonderfully.

A fun story to brighten a reader's day!
-----------------------------------
Title: To the Sea <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1479> ·
Author: SilverMoonLady
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=34
3> · Genres: Adventure · ID: 770
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=770>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 11:57:43 Score: 2
I've only read a very few fics dealing with the mysterious Isengar Took, who
went to sea in his youth. This is one of the longer ones, and explains a
good deal about why he left, and why he stayed so long. A very touching
story.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge04/7340.html#cutid1>
Protector · Author: Holdur
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
8> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Pre-War of the Ring · ID: 1223
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=1223>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 12:02:31 Score: 2
I dearly love stories in which Gandalf interacts with the hobbits when they
were very young. This one is so sweet and plausible--I can easily see it
happening. And Gandalf is just wonderful in this, comforting wee!Pippin.
-----------------------------------
Title: Stars and
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2607> Sniffles ·
Author: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Pre-War of the Ring · ID: 817
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&navbar_page=9&lowbandwidth=1&form_story_filter=817>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 200<br/><br/>(Message over 64 KB, truncated)

Msg# 5582

Today's Reviews...This is going to take a few posts.... #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel October 03, 2005 - 0:32:36 Topic ID# 5582
Okay, make that 500 or so, it's too late to change it back to 250 per page
now.

Title: On Becoming An
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2494> Adventurer ·
Author: Piplover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
0> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hurt/Comfort · ID: 1161
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1161>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 19:48:04 Score: 3
Pippin's determination to live up to his new responsibilities and not be "a
bother" is given a good basis in his growing understanding of how much he
has changed since he left the Shire -- and I do believe that the other
hobbits' intended cure for what ails him is a recognition of the changes
too, but also of the things that have stayed the same.
-----------------------------------
Title: Caught Between
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3432> the Light and
Dark · Author: Budgielover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
1> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Incomplete · ID: 874
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=874>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 19:51:43 Score: 3
I've been following this story along as it has grown and I'm getting short
on fingernails! It's a marvelous cliffhanger, with more than one member of
the Fellowship imperilled, and with the strong characterizations which are a
trademark of Budgielover's work.
-----------------------------------
Title: Close your
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4276> Eyes · Author:
Werecat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=83
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Poetry · ID: 95
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=95>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 19:53:27 Score: 1
Ah, that's cute!
-----------------------------------
Title: Abrecan <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1310> · Author:
Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · Races/Places: Rohan: Original Characters · ID: 433
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=433>
Reviewer: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · 2005-10-02 19:59:21 Score: 6
Ooo yeah bravo! Lovely! One of the things that amazes me about this author,
is that english is NOT her native language. I was aquainted with her for
some months before I learned this! I am in awe of those who can speak more
that one language, but to also craft a story in a second language awes me
all the more.

This story is wonderful! A rocky start for such a close relationship to
come. I'm not completely familiar with the characters in this styory, but
That didn't matter. It was proved all the more a wonderful story in that I
was able to enjoy it nonetheless. Made me wanna go find a horsey companion
myself!!

Fantastically done Rhapsody!! As always! I enjoy your stories!
-----------------------------------
Title: Namesake
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?STID=3793&SPOrdinal=1
> · Author: Ruby
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
2> Nye · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 271
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=271>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:04:15 Score: 7
Ruby has a great sense of the difference between the way a child sees the
world and the way an adult does, and this story clearly shows that skill.
Farry Took feels like a real child, and he observes the things a child sees,
the things that are important to him because he is a child. There is a
marvelous physicality to the way that Pippin and Faramir (the grown up
Faramir) interact with each other -- a quick abandonment of formality that
speaks volumes about friendship and Faramir's understanding of the nature of
hobbits -- or at least of Tooks! And mixed in with the great story there is
a strong sense of time and place that shows up in the vocabulary. "Stone
fruit harvest" really struck me as the kind of time-identifier that would
make sense in a rural society like the Shire. All in all well worth the
read!
-----------------------------------
Title: Runes in the leaves
<http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1536> · Author: Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · Genres: Mystery · ID: 768
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=768>
Reviewer: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · 2005-10-02 20:10:05 Score: 3
Way too short a review for a lovely little hobbit tale! I remember reading
this at Marigolds challenge and being intrigued by the mystery! Never did I
guess in the course of the story the true perpetrator of the crimes. A sweet
lovely tale from an author I enjoy finding stories from. I'm so thrilled she
wandered into the shire!
-----------------------------------
Title: Swords Returned <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1444> ·
Author: Leaward
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=22
2> · Races/Places: Men: Eriador · ID: 172
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=172>
Reviewer: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · 2005-10-02 20:13:16 Score: 5
Once again one of my FAVE authors comes through Beautifully! I do LOVE this
story! The basis of it is so beautifully thought out. The practical rangers
would not be able to carry each fallen comrade home, and so each one's U -
neek sword is brought home instead. How horrible it would be the one
carrying that extra sword/s. And Oh what a beautiful father son moment!!
Young Tarkil is JUST as wonderful as the adult he becomes. I Love his young
naive ideas, that he would like his own sword. Ah yes, brings me to tears
each time I read it. Big clapppings and crunchable birdses to Leaward!
-----------------------------------
Title: The Creation
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4282> of Horses ·
Author: Elwen_Aiwelinde
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
3> · Races/Places: Men: Poetry · ID: 275
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=275>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:14:04 Score: 6
I loved the urgency of the opening of this piece. Then, having got the full
attention, the telling of the myth itself.

At first it is black and quiet then gradually the awakening of the creatures
without form, until they are moulded by Bema.

I particularly liked how he colours them according to what is within the
earth and sky. The pace is picked up again as the poem concludes with the
sounding of the horn and the call for attention once more.

Excellent piece both in content and form, I dread to write structured prose,
but this is done well. The metre certainly suggested to me galloping horses
and much movement.
-----------------------------------
Title: Kingly <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2310>
Gifts · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship · ID: 831
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=831>
Reviewer: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · 2005-10-02 20:15:35 Score: 4
Such a heartbreakingly beautiful story of grief and hope. Merry needing to
be beside Pippin just seems so right.

Dreamflower always paints such lovely pictures in a very few words. She is
one of the true masters of the drabble and short story.

One thing, besides the ending, that I liked about this story was Gandalf's
own misgivings about what had happened to the hobbits and how he would have
had to explain things to their relatives.

Great Job.
-----------------------------------
Title: Song of the
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3939> Faithful ·
Author: Ninquelosse
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
0> · Races/Places: Men: Poetry · ID: 498
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=498>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:18:36 Score: 2
I like how you have taken an original stanza from the hymn and built your
model around it. I think this works really well and, although I'm not sure
to which deity they are appealing, it is pious and evocotive of their plight
and demeanour.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Pint of Trouble <http://www.maripo5a.net/pintgate.htm> · Author:
Mariposa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
0> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire · ID: 890
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=890>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:21:55 Score: 3
Pippin is still learning how to talk, and his vocabulary gets an unexpected
(and unwanted) boost when Frodo and Merry make a visit to the pub with him
in tow.

Occasionally, I feel like there is a surfeit of small-Pippin stories out
there, but this story never makes me feel overloaded with sugar. I'm
laughing far too hard. Hooray!
-----------------------------------
Title: A Lullaby for
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1154> the Longest
Night · Author: Alawa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
3> · Races/Places: Men: Poetry · ID: 503
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=503>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:24:28 Score: 3
Lyrical and pleasing. I enjoyed the rhyming couplets and I think they sit
well here, uncomplicated and something that could be dreamed up on the road
rather than a scholarly device. The sentiments are heartfelt but not cloying
and the whole is satisfying and a pleasant read.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Matter of
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=383> Time · Author:
Shirebound
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural · ID: 514
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=514>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:32:27 Score: 4
This is a wonderful concept, exploring the reason that Elrond may have been
against Pippin's accompanying the Fellowship--and it's not because he's too
young. The idea that he might be a sort of catalyst, and that this is why
Elrond was at first against and then for it is very original. But what I
love best is at the end, Merry's discussion with Gandalf, and his answer to
how he feels about the Quest: "Look what we did." Absolutely perfect.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3043&cid=13456>
Stubborness of Tooks · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 918
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=918>
Reviewer: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · 2005-10-02 20:33:30 Score: 3
Great story. Dreamflower nicely ties this story into her wider uniferse with
mentions of characters and events from other stories. I especially loved the
large pink rabbits. Paladin is both an annoying yet simpathitic character.
The whole thing was so believable.
-----------------------------------
Title: Creatures
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge04/8907.html#cutid1> of Habit
· Author: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural · ID: 811
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=811>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:34:23 Score: 1
So sweet and beautiful. I love the way Pippin continues to show his love and
respect for Boromir for the rest of his life.
-----------------------------------
Title: In the Company
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3508> of Friends ·
Author: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural · ID: 830
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=830>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:36:14 Score: 2
I love this story of friendship between Pippin and Gimli, with a bit of h/c
for both of them. Pippin's concern for Gimli is touching, and Gimli
comforting Pip is so sweet.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=98> Prodigal
Took · Author: Lulleny
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=30
2> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire · ID: 1032
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1032>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:36:26 Score: 3
This is a powerful version of Pippin's return to the Great Smials, in no
small part because Lulleny has chosen to admit that not everything has come
around right just because the heroes are home. I don't know if she's written
a sequel, but I'd read it if she has.
-----------------------------------
Title: Prince of
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4888> Pride · Author:
Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Villains: Poetry · ID: 577
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=577>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:37:30 Score: 2
The rhyming scheme is a little wonky for a sonnet, but I'm old fashioned in
that way. Overall I liked the poem as it is full of depth and evocative of
the beginning of things. Manwe seems almost surprised at her choice but
pleased also of course.
-----------------------------------
Title: It Takes A
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2893> Took · Author:
Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Pippin · ID: 823
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=823>
Reviewer: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · 2005-10-02 20:38:15 Score: 3
One of the more clever Pippin meets Diamond stories. Diamond as a healer was
different, and quite pleasant. It certainly raised a whole new set of
issues. Ethics and traditions needed to be examined before the couple could
even begin a relationship. Very good story.
-----------------------------------
Title: Grasping at
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3272> Moonbeams
Glistening · Author: Werecat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=83
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Post-War of the Ring · ID: 363
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=363>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:38:34 Score: 2
This story could have been a Mary Sue, but it is anything but. The OFC is a
believable and well rounded person, and her infatuation with Legolas and its
resolution are simple and realistic.
-----------------------------------
Title: Giving <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=795>
Ground · Author: Suzene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
0> Campos · Genres: Movie-verse: Vignette · ID: 1123
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1123>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:42:34 Score: 3
Legolas' moment of despair at Helm's Deep is enlarged and examined here, and
it isn't until a conversation with Gimli (one I would have dearly loved to
have seen in the film) that he comes to an understanding of why Aragorn has
chosen the way he has and what he has to accept in order to face the coming
fight.
-----------------------------------
Title: Under the Lonely Mountain Cold
<http://www.freewebs.com/aure/utlmc.htm> · Author: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Villains: Poetry · ID: 965
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=965>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:50:13 Score: 3
This was an excellent song! The rhythm worked well and the rhyming scheme is
cleverly done, especially the internal rhyme of the third line.

It also tells well the story of the slaying of Smaug and the reclaiming of
the treasure, just as one might imagine the dwarves would have told it -
especially in their cups!

Well done.
-----------------------------------
Title: When the
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3938> King Returned ·
Author: Ninquelosse
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
0> · Races/Places: Gondor: Original Characters · ID: 497
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=497>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:50:17 Score: 2
Of course there would have been doubts and fears among many of the common
people when they learned the King had returned. A realistic look at some of
them.
-----------------------------------
Title: Ad Sum <http://www.lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=4619> ·
Author: Dwimordene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=8>
· Races/Places: Gondor: Original Characters · ID: 693
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=693>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:52:21 Score: 2
And so there were those who were too humble for battle, who cleaned up its
aftermath, and tended to the dead. Very melancholy and insightful.
-----------------------------------
Title: An Act of
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3437> Desperation ·
Author: ShieldmaidenofRohan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
6> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Incomplete · ID: 910
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=910>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:56:57 Score: 3
I'll cheerfully confess to not having read this entire story, but the early
chapters are well-written and show a strong sense of the lives and society
of the Rohirrim. Eowyn's voice is clear and her characterization so far is
sure-handed. I'm looking forward to finishing it when I have time.
-----------------------------------
Title: Renewed
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3484&cid=13228>
Acquaintance · Author: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble · ID: 548
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=548>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:00:15 Score: 2
Interesting look at Aragorn, remembering his time as Thorongil, and Boromir
as a baby. I like the way he ponders what the son's differences from his
father might be.
-----------------------------------
Title: Time
<http://www.dwimordenespage.org/index.php?go=7&id=19&chapter=15> in the
Ditch · Author: Dwimordene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=8>
· Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Drabble · ID: 253
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=253>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:01:54 Score: 1
A nice glimpse of Aragorn the wanderer, finding joy wherever he can.
-----------------------------------
Title: Bringing
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3484&cid=13215> the Sun ·
Author: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble · ID: 1382
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1382>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:02:08 Score: 2
Yes, it may have been irritating to have an Elf that could run on snow, but
without his encouragement, they might have given up. Very insightful.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Same Story <http://www.freewebs.com/aure/thesamestory.htm> ·
Author: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Poetry · ID: 956
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=956>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 21:03:06 Score: 1
Don't know the song, but good verse comparing Frodo with Beren. The voices
of Sam and Frodo are true and it runs well.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Short <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4400>
Rest · Author: Jay
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=13
4> of Lasgalen · Books/Time: The Hobbit · ID: 428
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=428>
Reviewer: LOTR_lover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
4> · 2005-10-02 21:03:19 Score: 3
A sweet vignette, not only about Estel meeting Bilbo and the dwarves, but
also about family life in Elrond's household in Imladris. I love all of your
stories, Jay (probably won't/or didn't get any others reviewed, darn it!)
and this one is no exception. Nice work.
-----------------------------------
Title: The <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2524&cid=9921>
Room of Tears · Author: Elendiari22
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=37
3> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Gondor · ID: 759
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=759>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:05:11 Score: 4
This ficlet later inspired the author to write a longer tale based on the
same incident, but I love the way this can also stand on its own. There are
not many stories pairing Eowyn and Pippin, yet this makes it very
plausible--they are both young, impulsive and curious. Why not? And the
little story that accompanies the hidden room is chilling and sad. Wonderful
tale!
-----------------------------------
Title: Reunion
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=119&cid=585> at Cormallen
· Author: Shirebound
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
5> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 1116
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1116>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:08:35 Score: 3
This is a very different version of Cormallen than most. Though there's more
than a little h/c, it's far more light-hearted than most, and there is a
good bit of humor in the unusual situation that Aragorn and the hobbits find
themselves in. A very nice read.
-----------------------------------
Title: Hobbits: An
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2445> Owner's Guide
and Maintenance Manual · Author: Theresa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
6> Green · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 1158
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1158>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:09:42 Score: 2
Oh, joy! I do love these owner guides. And this one had me smiling from the
beginning to end. I shall have to invest in locks for my
larders/freezers/etc. and get myself a set of hobbits, and soon!
-----------------------------------
Title: Two of A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1381>
Kind · Author: Gaslight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
1> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 1133
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1133>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:10:08 Score: 2
A very chilling look at what Wormtongue and Lotho might have had in
common--aside from sheer hatred of Saruman. Creepy, but in a way that
provides food for thought.
-----------------------------------
Title: Always <http://www.livejournal.com/users/maripo5a/25137.html#cutid1>
Dancing · Author: Mariposa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
0> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship · ID: 928
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=928>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:29:42 Score: 3
I can't believe I missed this! Pippin is teaching some of the hobbits who
want to learn swordplay, but all through the lesson are memories of Boromir
and the quest, and the lessons that he and Merry shared not all that long
before. The details are marvelous, and I absolutely howled at Pippin's
memory of Merry's comment concerning the proper grip.
-----------------------------------
Title: In <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3477&cid=13136>
the Hands of the King · Author: Gwynnyd
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
6> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gondor Drabble · ID: 22
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=22>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:33:51 Score: 2
Beregond really looks at his son, as if he's looking for damage, as the two
of them confront their fears and hopes in this brief, illuminating moment.
-----------------------------------
Title: An Unexpected Gift
<http://www.freewebs.com/aure/anunexpectedgift.htm> · Author: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 584
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=584>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:35:47 Score: 1
Even a flawed gift can have value, if you know what to look for. An
interesting moment between Gandalf and Denethor.
-----------------------------------
Title: Kindred
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1865&cid=9411> Spirits ·
Author: Elana
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=51
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 299
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=299>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:38:02 Score: 1
I hadn't thought of this before, but it's true. A nice insight!
-----------------------------------
Title: Echo <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1002> · Author:
Nancy
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
5> Brooke · Races/Places: Gondor: Drabble · ID: 684
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=684>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:40:55 Score: 1
I like Pippin "touching everything" as if it will somehow summon Boromir to
come and yell at him.
-----------------------------------
Title: Interrupted
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3116&cid=12144> Journeys:
Part Three - Journeys Begin · Author: elliska
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=14
3> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Mirkwood · ID: 1311
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1311>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 21:42:15 Score: 7
The Interrupted Journeys series is a fascinating look at Thranduil and his
family throughout the Third Age, as they move their stronghold further North
and try to fend off the encroaching Darkness....

This (unfinished) story focuses on Thranduil's growing family, with Legolas
and various cousins, real and extended-family, still very young. But trouble
is brewing: a conspiracy has arisen against Thranduil amongst some of the
Elves in his realm, led by Marti, an unstable Noldorin elleth that we have
met in the other stories. And she appears to be conspiring with evil
Easterlings to attack the king's family; there are attempts to capture
Lindomiel and also Legolas.

This story ranges from delight in the antics of elflings to extreme tension
as Thranduil and his advisors discover the depths of the conspiracy. It's
very tense, and very exciting. I look forward to reading each chapter.

-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3484&cid=13200>
Good Custom · Author: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 1380
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1380>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:42:29 Score: 2
The joy of giving is a gift too. This is a nice interchange between Faramir
and Pippin, and one that has great appeal as a plotbunny for a larger story.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3594&cid=13632> Gift ·
Author: maranya14
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=12
0> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 480
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=480>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:44:23 Score: 1
Nicely done! One for the dwarves, and one for the men of Dale and as a
bonus, one for the hobbits as well!
-----------------------------------
Title: sworn brothers <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1420933/1/> · Author:
elfqueen2003
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=17
1> · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 864
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=864>
Reviewer: Lindelea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
> · 2005-10-02 23:00:50 Score: 1
Shows promise; author can write dialogue and description but would do better
if heeding "canon".
-----------------------------------
Title: Homecoming
<http://fanfiction.emyn-arnen.net/viewstory.php?sid=314&i=1> · Author:
Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Genres: Romance · ID: 541
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=541>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 23:09:06 Score: 8
"Homecoming" is a fascinating look into the relationship between Faramir and
Éowyn in the very early days of their marriage. It is a realistic look,
which means that it is not all sweetness and light. They are really learning
their new roles as spouses.

Éowyn is very unsure of herself, not understanding yet how Faramir responds
to some situations by withdrawing, not yet knowing how to initiate behaviors
from him, like sex, for example.

Faramir is still grieving over his father's death, and that affects his
ability to settle into the Steward's mansion with his new wife -- there are
too many memories, happy and not.

But the two of them find ways to create happier memories for the rooms in
the house... which is where Tanaqui's writing really shines. She does not
write smut -- she writes about realistic sexual activity... and sexual
activity isn't all hearts and flowers. Sometimes it is wonderful and
sometimes it is just plain uncomfortable and distasteful and upsetting; and
Tanaqui also shows that part.

And I love the very hopeful note that this story ends on. Very nice writing,
Tanaqui!

-----------------------------------
Title: Life in the Angle <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1600>
· Author: Leaward
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=22
2> · Genres: Romance · ID: 181
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=181>
Reviewer: MysteriousWays
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
2> · 2005-10-02 23:21:01 Score: 10
How do I love this story, let me count the ways.

Well, actually I will not count the ways as that is to near to organization.


This story goes where few have gone before. I think that is why I like it so
much. I read mostly fan fiction of hobbits. The problem with that is much of
it is rehashing the same plots with the same characters. So earlier this
year I started a C2 group at fanfiction.net. The purpose of the group is to
promote stories that use characters that are beyond the Fellowship. This
story and all of Leward's stories not only get away from the Fellowship but
she dares to dive into a little written of culture.

Tolkien wrote enough of the Dunedain into his stories to make it clear that
this people really mattered to him. But he never quite managed to find the
time to go into the tales of these people. Leaward picked up where Tolkien
left off. She did careful research as Tolkien would have done and came up
with a rich tapestry of details that I think the professor truly would have
admired.

I know there are readers out there who feel that there is not point to
writing fan fiction if you are not going to have it focus on the books
characters. But I see it differently. In a letter to his publisher Tolkien
said he hoped that others would be inspired by his work to expand upon it in
whatever ways they wished. Leaward has done this. In "Life in the Angle" she
paints a clear and inviting picture of this mysterious group of people that
lived in exile in Middle Earth. Aragorn's people.

Their story needed to be told and I think Leaward did that admirably. I love
her characters. I love her take on what the elves are like. Elrond's sons
are dignified and fun. I don't think I will ever be able to put a baby in a
crib again without thinking of them. Tarkil and Poppy perfectly show that
the true romance in marriage is the give and take and staying strong when
all around you is crumbling. Even the villians are wonderful. I absolutely
loved being ticked off at them.

This story is the direction I would like to see more fan fiction go. Telling
of the Fellowship by telling of the culture the members come from.


-----------------------------------
Title: Flowers
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge01/6353.html#cutid1> in
Disguise · Author: Holdur
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
8> · Races/Places: Hobbits · ID: 377
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=377>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:28:57 Score: 1
Sweet little Sam - trying so hard. But it's an important thing to learn -
and not only for a gardener.
-----------------------------------
Title: Under
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1887&cid=12467> Siege ·
Author: Forodwaith
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=50
> · Races/Places: Elves: Drabble · ID: 387
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=387>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:29:29 Score: 1
We forget sometimes that there were other battles outside of the Black Gate.
This reminds us, using deft imagery.
-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1865&cid=7890>
Father’s Choice · Author: Elana
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=51
> · Races/Places: Gondor: Drabble · ID: 298
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=298>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:30:37 Score: 1
Lyrical language for a hard choice.
-----------------------------------
Title: Once
<http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=1143> ·
Author: Meril
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=29
3> · Races/Places: Villains: Nazgul · ID: 485
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=485>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:35:01 Score: 2
How odd to think of the Ring being presented like a watch that fell off the
back of a truck, and yet it works well enough in this context.
-----------------------------------
Title: The One and
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4294> True Dark Lord
· Author: Werecat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=83
> · Genres: Crossovers · ID: 358
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=358>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:37:56 Score: 2
I stumbled across this once before and it made me laugh then, too. How
appropriate that the megalomaniacs should be banished together, and how true
that their meeting would spark contempt!
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter_view.cfm?NGID=90&STID=2061&S
POrdinal=6> Swan Feather · Author: Starlight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
5> · Genres: Romance: Vignette · ID: 50
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=50>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:39:01 Score: 3
How lovely to see the softer and more romantic side of one who is usually
portrayed as rather monstrous. Not only does he indulge Finduilas's
superstititions - he indulges in his own. Their marriage seems off to a
promising start. A most enjoyable tale.
-----------------------------------
Title: Winter <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2202>
Solstice · Author: Fileg
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
6> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gapfiller · ID: 727
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=727>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:42:01 Score: 3
Elrond faces his own doubts about the Fellowship in this vignette, but finds
hope too, in what is left when all the outer layers of defense have been
stripped away. The thought of them all agreeing to Boromir's horn cry at the
outset struck me most strongly here, but there is a great deal of strong
imagery.
-----------------------------------
Title: Leaves
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter.cfm?STID=419&NGID=1> and
Stones · Author: Starlight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Vignette · ID: 522
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=522>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:43:29 Score: 2
It is good to see Legolas discovering something while out of his comfort
zone - and observing something different about the dwarf while he does it.
-----------------------------------
Title: Uncover
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter_view.cfm?NGID=102&STID=2359&
SPOrdinal=16> the Past, Discover the Future · Author: Starlight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Vignette · ID: 524
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=524>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:48:00 Score: 3
And so their relationship begins to build and develop understanding of one
for the other. Lothlorien is probably a good place for Gimli to read the
Book - and I hope he left it in Galadriel's safe-keeping when the Fellowship
moved on. I can't see it having survived the rest of the journey in Gimli's
pack!
-----------------------------------
Title: Keeping the
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3038> Watch · Author:
ErinRua
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
7> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Pre-War of the Ring · ID: 333
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=333>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:48:28 Score: 2
A chance enounter, made a distance, but still one which would have left a
strong impression I think. I love the hobbity details and the personalities
of the two hobbits as they observe the injured Ranger.
-----------------------------------
Title: Of Durin and
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3408> Kibil-nala ·
Author: Mantida
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=30
4> · Races/Places: Dwarves · ID: 473
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=473>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:53:46 Score: 2
The eloquent use of language, very like a formal tale from the Professor
himself, marks this "legend" about why Cirdan has a beard. And the way the
tale unfolds you find it hard to think of a flaw in it, as well. A happy
discovery!
-----------------------------------
Title: The Eagle
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4167> Silmarillion ·
Author: Tehta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
5> · Genres: Humor: Animals · ID: 554
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=554>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:56:40 Score: 3
Gravity! On you Wingless Ones! I just love Thorondor's embarrassment here.
And the Magpie One - who stole the shiny things. An eagle's perspective on
events is just so different. I loved his contempt for seagulls. (But at
least Elwing made it out in time!) A most enjoyable story.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Birthday
<http://www.berryarts.com/marigold/fic_abirthdayparty.html> Party · Author:
Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Merry & Pippin · ID: 1171
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1171>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:57:36 Score: 1
Pippin has his own plans for Merry's birthday party, but at least they
include making sure the Merry has a good time!
-----------------------------------
Title: This
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/glorfindelerestor/thissilence.txt> Silence ·
Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Elves · ID: 566
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=566>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
So poignant and so touching, it always makes me teary. The ending was the
last thing I expected first time I read it. Everything just falls together
brilliantly, the characters’ behaviour just fitting so well with one
another, despite the fact they are so different.
-----------------------------------
Title: Choose
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/elrohirelladan/chooseyourfate.txt> Your Fate
· Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Races/Places: Elves: Poetry · ID: 568
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=568>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
An impressive feat of poetry, especially given every line rhymes! Rhyming
and getting a poem to make sense is a very difficult thing and you’d managed
it extremely well. For what is normally depicted as a very serious scene,
you’ve managed to inject humour, yet not lose the thoughtfulness.
-----------------------------------
Title: Ballad
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/legolasboromir/balladforboromirandlegolas.txt
> For Boromir And Legolas · Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Poetry · ID: 567
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=567>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
I love the formatting you apply to your poems, it really adds to the overall
effect. Once again, you manage to inject a subtle amount of humour into more
serious topic. A lovely ending, despite the sorrow.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/legolasgimli/theflowersandthesun.txt> Flower
and the Sun · Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Post-War of the Ring · ID:
569
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=569>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
Such a different side of Gimli to what is normally depicted in stories. Such
a welcome change to the coarse character that we usually see. The comparison
and parallels between a flower, the sun and the two characters worked
extremely well! I was most surprised to see just how well it all came
together. A lovely short story.
-----------------------------------
Title: Not
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?STID=944&SPOrdinal=3>
In Our Stars · Author: Dwimordene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=8>
· Races/Places: Men: Eriador · ID: 245
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=245>
Reviewer: Kenaz
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
4> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
Utterly heartbreaking and deftly written, this piece is wonderfully
evocative and utterly sad. Dwimordene is an expert at wordcraft and sets her
scenes beautifully. It's hard for me to say which of her stories is my
favorite.
-----------------------------------
Title: Where Roses Grow <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1832295/1/> · Author:
pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Shire · ID: 589
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=589>
Reviewer: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 6
This wonderful story was an intimate peek inside hobbit culture, written
with such a careful eye for detail that its verisimilitude is almost
heart-wrenching. One almost feels that the reader is actually inside the
community of the Tooklands. With many characters developed to sound
roundness, a sense of actual community has been accomplished by the writer,
and the descriptives are so wonderfully detailed that I could almost smell
the inside of the Great Smials and the countryside surrounding it. Plotline
and sub-plot were well thought-out and characterization was deftly handled.
It even accomplished its own subtext and adhered to Tolkien's world with
good craftmanship and great love for and care of canon.
-----------------------------------
Title: I Won't! <http://www.livejournal.com/users/__tk__/15595.html#cutid1>
· Author: TopKat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
9> · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 570
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=570>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
So sad... And the song fitted in perfectly - it really added to the overall
feel of the story, despite the fact that the song was so definitely modern
as compared to the story. A nice contrast and an open ending that leaves you
wondering.
-----------------------------------
Title: Death
<http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/L/Luna/DeathAwakening.htm> Awakening ·
Author: Luna
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=34
8> · Races/Places: Gondor: Drabble · ID: 647
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=647>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
A touching insight into the mind of Boromir, with a different, less angsty
spin on it than many pieces that deal with this issue. An interesting theme
to deal with in drabble form, but one that works exceptionally well.
-----------------------------------
Title: Mist <http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/B/Bernsteinnixe/Mist.htm>
· Author: bernstein_nixe
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=36
7> · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 731
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=731>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 4
Oh my god! This made me cry SO much! Every word evoked a new emotion in me.
It was just so beautiful - just two moments in time so evocatively
described!!! Time just seemed to freeze in that final moment - it was so
sad, yet so beautiful. The true emotion I felt whilst reading this is
indescribable! No matter what I say, it never feels like I have truly
captured the emotion it made me feel. Thank you, thank you, thank you for
writing this and for sharing it.
-----------------------------------
Title: While We Dwelt in Fear <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1364027/1/> ·
Author: pearltook1
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=72
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire · ID: 632
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=632>
Reviewer: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 9
This amazing gap-filler could very well have been a part of the books. I
particularly like what Pearl did with Pippin and his lineage. If the author
didn't do massive research on the histories of countries under occupation
you'd never know it from this story. This took great dedication and
imagination. It was well researched for calender, hobbit names and places
and anything else canon you wish to throw in. Plot, subplot and
characterization are strong and complete, lending verisimilitude in
abundance. This has such a sense of completeness about it that it could
easily be made a movie in its own right.

The story of the occupation of the Shire is suitably dark, yet laced through
with the determination and hope of a splendid people. She has filled the
Shire with characters so true to life, you could swear they are based on you
family, friends and neighbors.

I loved the author's characterizations of Tolkien folk which were mentioned
in the books, but never really filled out. With this story, Pearl Took has
taken that task on with a talent best described as deft and meaningful. She
puts her very heart into her work, and this one, above all, for me, is a
splendid example of her dedication to her craft.
-----------------------------------
Title: Something
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3065&cid=13460> to Do
before the End · Author: Lindelea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
> · Books/Time: Gap-Filler · ID: 753
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=753>
Reviewer: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 10
True to canon and character, I found this story to be a wonderful study in
Boromir's character. His duties continue, and the character is written in
such a soldierly fashion I could almost see him. Pippin, too, is totally in
character, a bright spirit edged in just the right amount of darkness that
the writing of this hobbit, like the writing of Boromir, is perfectly
outlined and straight from the book. Reading this, I could feel how well
these two had learned the inner workings of each other as only brothers in
arms can. Boromir knows just what to say to each soldier he encounters, and
I wasn't at all surprised to see him spend a little extra effort for his
hobbit friend. The ending is so touchingly perfect and true to the
characters that I simply couldn't not nominate this story.

This is, quite simply and directly, beautiful. It is most fitting that
Boromir would watch over not only his city, but his brothers-in-arms. Most
especially he would not desert the child of his heart, and this story
illustrated that point with a fine touch and an artistic eye. Boromir would
indeed think in terms of a drill. He was Gondor's finest soldier, and I'm
sure he took great pains to teach Merry and Pippin all he could in the time
alotted him. I liked how the author had him mention the worthiness of the
deeds of both Pippin and Beregond, and his gratitude for their saving
Faramir. Also he would certainly remind Pippin his cousin needed him, and
doing so illustrated the Captain-General also loved Merry and worried about
him, too. The characterizations was well turned, the dialogue perfect, and
the story was very canon. The author has a grasp of language most admirable
and an eye for the beauty which may be wrought with words in a manner so
deft it is almost painterly. The author handled my favorite characters with
obvious love. How grateful I am for this story!

-----------------------------------
Title: Jerusalem
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1748> · Author:
Amarie
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=21
1> · Genres: Crossovers · ID: 658
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=658>
Reviewer: Ainaechoiriel
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=2>
· 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
I read this one quite some time ago and it was so touching. Amarie blended
two two times very well. If Elves are immortal, then it's not unthinkable to
think one could have seen Jesus in his day. And the kind words spoken to him
by Jesus.... Perfectly in character.
-----------------------------------
Title: Starlight,
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2785> Starbright ·
Author: Mariposa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
0> · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 309
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=309>
Reviewer: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 4
I love humor and this story made me laugh out loud. Frodo's attempts to keep
Pippin in line and Pippin's desire to tell his rather rude story about a
certain grouping of stars to the other member's of the fellowship made for
entertaining reading. The author does a wonderful job of including the
different legends of each race and keeps everyone in character through the
tale.
-----------------------------------
Title: Pawns
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2624&cid=10226> · Author:
Tialys
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=23
0> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hobbits · ID: 310
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=310>
Reviewer: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
This is a very interesting look at exactly how Sam feels about Frodo's part
in the quest. Lovely use of symbolism and quiet conversation between
friends.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Took by Any
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3330> Other Name ·
Author: Lindelea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Fourth Age · ID: 773
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=773>
Reviewer: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
The author has a way of telling a story and keeping it fresh while
connecting it to all of her other lovely tales. This fits perfectly into her
universe. I enjoyed the banter between Merry and Pippin in this as well as
the rela<br/><br/>(Message over 64 KB, truncated)

Msg# 5583

It's Over Posted by Anthony Holder October 03, 2005 - 0:33:49 Topic ID# 5583
All these stats are unofficial, because I felt like digging through the
database tonight. The totals will probably change somewhat as the staff
review the results for things like quotes that are too long, and other
issues. My numbers are a bit different from Ainae's, because we're
starting at slightly different times.

261 new final reviews today
71 converted from draft/tentative to final today
969 tentative reviews that have now been finalized

134 new author reviews
6 converted from draft/tentative to final today
109 tentative author reviews that have now been finalized

6027 total reviews by 86 different reviewers
2,166,003 characters of reviews
23,201 points

678 total author reviews by 34 different reviewers
390,177 characters of author reviews
3813 total points

The most prolific reviewer did 791 reviews, with a total of 345,415
characters, totaling 3788 points.

The story with the most reviews received 10,280 characters of reviews
and 92 points for 17 reviews. That story is highest in all three
categories (chars, points, reviews).

All the reviews are now visible, so you can read all the new ones and
the ones that were tentative.

Happy Reading!

Msg# 5584

Today's Reviews...This is going to take a few posts.... #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel October 03, 2005 - 0:34:40 Topic ID# 5582
Okay, make that 500 or so, it's too late to change it back to 250 per page
now.

Title: On Becoming An
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2494> Adventurer ·
Author: Piplover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
0> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hurt/Comfort · ID: 1161
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1161>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 19:48:04 Score: 3
Pippin's determination to live up to his new responsibilities and not be "a
bother" is given a good basis in his growing understanding of how much he
has changed since he left the Shire -- and I do believe that the other
hobbits' intended cure for what ails him is a recognition of the changes
too, but also of the things that have stayed the same.
-----------------------------------
Title: Caught Between
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3432> the Light and
Dark · Author: Budgielover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
1> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Incomplete · ID: 874
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=874>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 19:51:43 Score: 3
I've been following this story along as it has grown and I'm getting short
on fingernails! It's a marvelous cliffhanger, with more than one member of
the Fellowship imperilled, and with the strong characterizations which are a
trademark of Budgielover's work.
-----------------------------------
Title: Close your
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4276> Eyes · Author:
Werecat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=83
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Poetry · ID: 95
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=95>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 19:53:27 Score: 1
Ah, that's cute!
-----------------------------------
Title: Abrecan <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1310> · Author:
Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · Races/Places: Rohan: Original Characters · ID: 433
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=433>
Reviewer: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · 2005-10-02 19:59:21 Score: 6
Ooo yeah bravo! Lovely! One of the things that amazes me about this author,
is that english is NOT her native language. I was aquainted with her for
some months before I learned this! I am in awe of those who can speak more
that one language, but to also craft a story in a second language awes me
all the more.

This story is wonderful! A rocky start for such a close relationship to
come. I'm not completely familiar with the characters in this styory, but
That didn't matter. It was proved all the more a wonderful story in that I
was able to enjoy it nonetheless. Made me wanna go find a horsey companion
myself!!

Fantastically done Rhapsody!! As always! I enjoy your stories!
-----------------------------------
Title: Namesake
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?STID=3793&SPOrdinal=1
> · Author: Ruby
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
2> Nye · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 271
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=271>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:04:15 Score: 7
Ruby has a great sense of the difference between the way a child sees the
world and the way an adult does, and this story clearly shows that skill.
Farry Took feels like a real child, and he observes the things a child sees,
the things that are important to him because he is a child. There is a
marvelous physicality to the way that Pippin and Faramir (the grown up
Faramir) interact with each other -- a quick abandonment of formality that
speaks volumes about friendship and Faramir's understanding of the nature of
hobbits -- or at least of Tooks! And mixed in with the great story there is
a strong sense of time and place that shows up in the vocabulary. "Stone
fruit harvest" really struck me as the kind of time-identifier that would
make sense in a rural society like the Shire. All in all well worth the
read!
-----------------------------------
Title: Runes in the leaves
<http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1536> · Author: Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · Genres: Mystery · ID: 768
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=768>
Reviewer: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · 2005-10-02 20:10:05 Score: 3
Way too short a review for a lovely little hobbit tale! I remember reading
this at Marigolds challenge and being intrigued by the mystery! Never did I
guess in the course of the story the true perpetrator of the crimes. A sweet
lovely tale from an author I enjoy finding stories from. I'm so thrilled she
wandered into the shire!
-----------------------------------
Title: Swords Returned <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1444> ·
Author: Leaward
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=22
2> · Races/Places: Men: Eriador · ID: 172
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=172>
Reviewer: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · 2005-10-02 20:13:16 Score: 5
Once again one of my FAVE authors comes through Beautifully! I do LOVE this
story! The basis of it is so beautifully thought out. The practical rangers
would not be able to carry each fallen comrade home, and so each one's U -
neek sword is brought home instead. How horrible it would be the one
carrying that extra sword/s. And Oh what a beautiful father son moment!!
Young Tarkil is JUST as wonderful as the adult he becomes. I Love his young
naive ideas, that he would like his own sword. Ah yes, brings me to tears
each time I read it. Big clapppings and crunchable birdses to Leaward!
-----------------------------------
Title: The Creation
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4282> of Horses ·
Author: Elwen_Aiwelinde
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
3> · Races/Places: Men: Poetry · ID: 275
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=275>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:14:04 Score: 6
I loved the urgency of the opening of this piece. Then, having got the full
attention, the telling of the myth itself.

At first it is black and quiet then gradually the awakening of the creatures
without form, until they are moulded by Bema.

I particularly liked how he colours them according to what is within the
earth and sky. The pace is picked up again as the poem concludes with the
sounding of the horn and the call for attention once more.

Excellent piece both in content and form, I dread to write structured prose,
but this is done well. The metre certainly suggested to me galloping horses
and much movement.
-----------------------------------
Title: Kingly <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2310>
Gifts · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship · ID: 831
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=831>
Reviewer: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · 2005-10-02 20:15:35 Score: 4
Such a heartbreakingly beautiful story of grief and hope. Merry needing to
be beside Pippin just seems so right.

Dreamflower always paints such lovely pictures in a very few words. She is
one of the true masters of the drabble and short story.

One thing, besides the ending, that I liked about this story was Gandalf's
own misgivings about what had happened to the hobbits and how he would have
had to explain things to their relatives.

Great Job.
-----------------------------------
Title: Song of the
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3939> Faithful ·
Author: Ninquelosse
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
0> · Races/Places: Men: Poetry · ID: 498
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=498>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:18:36 Score: 2
I like how you have taken an original stanza from the hymn and built your
model around it. I think this works really well and, although I'm not sure
to which deity they are appealing, it is pious and evocotive of their plight
and demeanour.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Pint of Trouble <http://www.maripo5a.net/pintgate.htm> · Author:
Mariposa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
0> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire · ID: 890
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=890>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:21:55 Score: 3
Pippin is still learning how to talk, and his vocabulary gets an unexpected
(and unwanted) boost when Frodo and Merry make a visit to the pub with him
in tow.

Occasionally, I feel like there is a surfeit of small-Pippin stories out
there, but this story never makes me feel overloaded with sugar. I'm
laughing far too hard. Hooray!
-----------------------------------
Title: A Lullaby for
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1154> the Longest
Night · Author: Alawa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
3> · Races/Places: Men: Poetry · ID: 503
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=503>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:24:28 Score: 3
Lyrical and pleasing. I enjoyed the rhyming couplets and I think they sit
well here, uncomplicated and something that could be dreamed up on the road
rather than a scholarly device. The sentiments are heartfelt but not cloying
and the whole is satisfying and a pleasant read.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Matter of
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=383> Time · Author:
Shirebound
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural · ID: 514
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=514>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:32:27 Score: 4
This is a wonderful concept, exploring the reason that Elrond may have been
against Pippin's accompanying the Fellowship--and it's not because he's too
young. The idea that he might be a sort of catalyst, and that this is why
Elrond was at first against and then for it is very original. But what I
love best is at the end, Merry's discussion with Gandalf, and his answer to
how he feels about the Quest: "Look what we did." Absolutely perfect.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3043&cid=13456>
Stubborness of Tooks · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 918
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=918>
Reviewer: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · 2005-10-02 20:33:30 Score: 3
Great story. Dreamflower nicely ties this story into her wider uniferse with
mentions of characters and events from other stories. I especially loved the
large pink rabbits. Paladin is both an annoying yet simpathitic character.
The whole thing was so believable.
-----------------------------------
Title: Creatures
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge04/8907.html#cutid1> of Habit
· Author: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural · ID: 811
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=811>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:34:23 Score: 1
So sweet and beautiful. I love the way Pippin continues to show his love and
respect for Boromir for the rest of his life.
-----------------------------------
Title: In the Company
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3508> of Friends ·
Author: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural · ID: 830
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=830>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:36:14 Score: 2
I love this story of friendship between Pippin and Gimli, with a bit of h/c
for both of them. Pippin's concern for Gimli is touching, and Gimli
comforting Pip is so sweet.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=98> Prodigal
Took · Author: Lulleny
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=30
2> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire · ID: 1032
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1032>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:36:26 Score: 3
This is a powerful version of Pippin's return to the Great Smials, in no
small part because Lulleny has chosen to admit that not everything has come
around right just because the heroes are home. I don't know if she's written
a sequel, but I'd read it if she has.
-----------------------------------
Title: Prince of
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4888> Pride · Author:
Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Villains: Poetry · ID: 577
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=577>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:37:30 Score: 2
The rhyming scheme is a little wonky for a sonnet, but I'm old fashioned in
that way. Overall I liked the poem as it is full of depth and evocative of
the beginning of things. Manwe seems almost surprised at her choice but
pleased also of course.
-----------------------------------
Title: It Takes A
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2893> Took · Author:
Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Pippin · ID: 823
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=823>
Reviewer: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · 2005-10-02 20:38:15 Score: 3
One of the more clever Pippin meets Diamond stories. Diamond as a healer was
different, and quite pleasant. It certainly raised a whole new set of
issues. Ethics and traditions needed to be examined before the couple could
even begin a relationship. Very good story.
-----------------------------------
Title: Grasping at
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3272> Moonbeams
Glistening · Author: Werecat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=83
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Post-War of the Ring · ID: 363
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=363>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:38:34 Score: 2
This story could have been a Mary Sue, but it is anything but. The OFC is a
believable and well rounded person, and her infatuation with Legolas and its
resolution are simple and realistic.
-----------------------------------
Title: Giving <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=795>
Ground · Author: Suzene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
0> Campos · Genres: Movie-verse: Vignette · ID: 1123
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1123>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:42:34 Score: 3
Legolas' moment of despair at Helm's Deep is enlarged and examined here, and
it isn't until a conversation with Gimli (one I would have dearly loved to
have seen in the film) that he comes to an understanding of why Aragorn has
chosen the way he has and what he has to accept in order to face the coming
fight.
-----------------------------------
Title: Under the Lonely Mountain Cold
<http://www.freewebs.com/aure/utlmc.htm> · Author: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Villains: Poetry · ID: 965
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=965>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:50:13 Score: 3
This was an excellent song! The rhythm worked well and the rhyming scheme is
cleverly done, especially the internal rhyme of the third line.

It also tells well the story of the slaying of Smaug and the reclaiming of
the treasure, just as one might imagine the dwarves would have told it -
especially in their cups!

Well done.
-----------------------------------
Title: When the
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3938> King Returned ·
Author: Ninquelosse
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
0> · Races/Places: Gondor: Original Characters · ID: 497
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=497>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:50:17 Score: 2
Of course there would have been doubts and fears among many of the common
people when they learned the King had returned. A realistic look at some of
them.
-----------------------------------
Title: Ad Sum <http://www.lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=4619> ·
Author: Dwimordene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=8>
· Races/Places: Gondor: Original Characters · ID: 693
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=693>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:52:21 Score: 2
And so there were those who were too humble for battle, who cleaned up its
aftermath, and tended to the dead. Very melancholy and insightful.
-----------------------------------
Title: An Act of
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3437> Desperation ·
Author: ShieldmaidenofRohan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
6> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Incomplete · ID: 910
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=910>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:56:57 Score: 3
I'll cheerfully confess to not having read this entire story, but the early
chapters are well-written and show a strong sense of the lives and society
of the Rohirrim. Eowyn's voice is clear and her characterization so far is
sure-handed. I'm looking forward to finishing it when I have time.
-----------------------------------
Title: Renewed
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3484&cid=13228>
Acquaintance · Author: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble · ID: 548
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=548>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:00:15 Score: 2
Interesting look at Aragorn, remembering his time as Thorongil, and Boromir
as a baby. I like the way he ponders what the son's differences from his
father might be.
-----------------------------------
Title: Time
<http://www.dwimordenespage.org/index.php?go=7&id=19&chapter=15> in the
Ditch · Author: Dwimordene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=8>
· Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Drabble · ID: 253
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=253>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:01:54 Score: 1
A nice glimpse of Aragorn the wanderer, finding joy wherever he can.
-----------------------------------
Title: Bringing
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3484&cid=13215> the Sun ·
Author: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble · ID: 1382
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1382>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:02:08 Score: 2
Yes, it may have been irritating to have an Elf that could run on snow, but
without his encouragement, they might have given up. Very insightful.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Same Story <http://www.freewebs.com/aure/thesamestory.htm> ·
Author: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Poetry · ID: 956
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=956>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 21:03:06 Score: 1
Don't know the song, but good verse comparing Frodo with Beren. The voices
of Sam and Frodo are true and it runs well.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Short <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4400>
Rest · Author: Jay
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=13
4> of Lasgalen · Books/Time: The Hobbit · ID: 428
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=428>
Reviewer: LOTR_lover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
4> · 2005-10-02 21:03:19 Score: 3
A sweet vignette, not only about Estel meeting Bilbo and the dwarves, but
also about family life in Elrond's household in Imladris. I love all of your
stories, Jay (probably won't/or didn't get any others reviewed, darn it!)
and this one is no exception. Nice work.
-----------------------------------
Title: The <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2524&cid=9921>
Room of Tears · Author: Elendiari22
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=37
3> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Gondor · ID: 759
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=759>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:05:11 Score: 4
This ficlet later inspired the author to write a longer tale based on the
same incident, but I love the way this can also stand on its own. There are
not many stories pairing Eowyn and Pippin, yet this makes it very
plausible--they are both young, impulsive and curious. Why not? And the
little story that accompanies the hidden room is chilling and sad. Wonderful
tale!
-----------------------------------
Title: Reunion
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=119&cid=585> at Cormallen
· Author: Shirebound
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
5> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 1116
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1116>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:08:35 Score: 3
This is a very different version of Cormallen than most. Though there's more
than a little h/c, it's far more light-hearted than most, and there is a
good bit of humor in the unusual situation that Aragorn and the hobbits find
themselves in. A very nice read.
-----------------------------------
Title: Hobbits: An
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2445> Owner's Guide
and Maintenance Manual · Author: Theresa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
6> Green · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 1158
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1158>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:09:42 Score: 2
Oh, joy! I do love these owner guides. And this one had me smiling from the
beginning to end. I shall have to invest in locks for my
larders/freezers/etc. and get myself a set of hobbits, and soon!
-----------------------------------
Title: Two of A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1381>
Kind · Author: Gaslight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
1> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 1133
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1133>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:10:08 Score: 2
A very chilling look at what Wormtongue and Lotho might have had in
common--aside from sheer hatred of Saruman. Creepy, but in a way that
provides food for thought.
-----------------------------------
Title: Always <http://www.livejournal.com/users/maripo5a/25137.html#cutid1>
Dancing · Author: Mariposa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
0> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship · ID: 928
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=928>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:29:42 Score: 3
I can't believe I missed this! Pippin is teaching some of the hobbits who
want to learn swordplay, but all through the lesson are memories of Boromir
and the quest, and the lessons that he and Merry shared not all that long
before. The details are marvelous, and I absolutely howled at Pippin's
memory of Merry's comment concerning the proper grip.
-----------------------------------
Title: In <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3477&cid=13136>
the Hands of the King · Author: Gwynnyd
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
6> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gondor Drabble · ID: 22
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=22>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:33:51 Score: 2
Beregond really looks at his son, as if he's looking for damage, as the two
of them confront their fears and hopes in this brief, illuminating moment.
-----------------------------------
Title: An Unexpected Gift
<http://www.freewebs.com/aure/anunexpectedgift.htm> · Author: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 584
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=584>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:35:47 Score: 1
Even a flawed gift can have value, if you know what to look for. An
interesting moment between Gandalf and Denethor.
-----------------------------------
Title: Kindred
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1865&cid=9411> Spirits ·
Author: Elana
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=51
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 299
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=299>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:38:02 Score: 1
I hadn't thought of this before, but it's true. A nice insight!
-----------------------------------
Title: Echo <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1002> · Author:
Nancy
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
5> Brooke · Races/Places: Gondor: Drabble · ID: 684
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=684>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:40:55 Score: 1
I like Pippin "touching everything" as if it will somehow summon Boromir to
come and yell at him.
-----------------------------------
Title: Interrupted
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3116&cid=12144> Journeys:
Part Three - Journeys Begin · Author: elliska
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=14
3> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Mirkwood · ID: 1311
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1311>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 21:42:15 Score: 7
The Interrupted Journeys series is a fascinating look at Thranduil and his
family throughout the Third Age, as they move their stronghold further North
and try to fend off the encroaching Darkness....

This (unfinished) story focuses on Thranduil's growing family, with Legolas
and various cousins, real and extended-family, still very young. But trouble
is brewing: a conspiracy has arisen against Thranduil amongst some of the
Elves in his realm, led by Marti, an unstable Noldorin elleth that we have
met in the other stories. And she appears to be conspiring with evil
Easterlings to attack the king's family; there are attempts to capture
Lindomiel and also Legolas.

This story ranges from delight in the antics of elflings to extreme tension
as Thranduil and his advisors discover the depths of the conspiracy. It's
very tense, and very exciting. I look forward to reading each chapter.

-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3484&cid=13200>
Good Custom · Author: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 1380
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1380>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:42:29 Score: 2
The joy of giving is a gift too. This is a nice interchange between Faramir
and Pippin, and one that has great appeal as a plotbunny for a larger story.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3594&cid=13632> Gift ·
Author: maranya14
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=12
0> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 480
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=480>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:44:23 Score: 1
Nicely done! One for the dwarves, and one for the men of Dale and as a
bonus, one for the hobbits as well!
-----------------------------------
Title: sworn brothers <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1420933/1/> · Author:
elfqueen2003
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=17
1> · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 864
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=864>
Reviewer: Lindelea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
> · 2005-10-02 23:00:50 Score: 1
Shows promise; author can write dialogue and description but would do better
if heeding "canon".
-----------------------------------
Title: Homecoming
<http://fanfiction.emyn-arnen.net/viewstory.php?sid=314&i=1> · Author:
Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Genres: Romance · ID: 541
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=541>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 23:09:06 Score: 8
"Homecoming" is a fascinating look into the relationship between Faramir and
Éowyn in the very early days of their marriage. It is a realistic look,
which means that it is not all sweetness and light. They are really learning
their new roles as spouses.

Éowyn is very unsure of herself, not understanding yet how Faramir responds
to some situations by withdrawing, not yet knowing how to initiate behaviors
from him, like sex, for example.

Faramir is still grieving over his father's death, and that affects his
ability to settle into the Steward's mansion with his new wife -- there are
too many memories, happy and not.

But the two of them find ways to create happier memories for the rooms in
the house... which is where Tanaqui's writing really shines. She does not
write smut -- she writes about realistic sexual activity... and sexual
activity isn't all hearts and flowers. Sometimes it is wonderful and
sometimes it is just plain uncomfortable and distasteful and upsetting; and
Tanaqui also shows that part.

And I love the very hopeful note that this story ends on. Very nice writing,
Tanaqui!

-----------------------------------
Title: Life in the Angle <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1600>
· Author: Leaward
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=22
2> · Genres: Romance · ID: 181
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=181>
Reviewer: MysteriousWays
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
2> · 2005-10-02 23:21:01 Score: 10
How do I love this story, let me count the ways.

Well, actually I will not count the ways as that is to near to organization.


This story goes where few have gone before. I think that is why I like it so
much. I read mostly fan fiction of hobbits. The problem with that is much of
it is rehashing the same plots with the same characters. So earlier this
year I started a C2 group at fanfiction.net. The purpose of the group is to
promote stories that use characters that are beyond the Fellowship. This
story and all of Leward's stories not only get away from the Fellowship but
she dares to dive into a little written of culture.

Tolkien wrote enough of the Dunedain into his stories to make it clear that
this people really mattered to him. But he never quite managed to find the
time to go into the tales of these people. Leaward picked up where Tolkien
left off. She did careful research as Tolkien would have done and came up
with a rich tapestry of details that I think the professor truly would have
admired.

I know there are readers out there who feel that there is not point to
writing fan fiction if you are not going to have it focus on the books
characters. But I see it differently. In a letter to his publisher Tolkien
said he hoped that others would be inspired by his work to expand upon it in
whatever ways they wished. Leaward has done this. In "Life in the Angle" she
paints a clear and inviting picture of this mysterious group of people that
lived in exile in Middle Earth. Aragorn's people.

Their story needed to be told and I think Leaward did that admirably. I love
her characters. I love her take on what the elves are like. Elrond's sons
are dignified and fun. I don't think I will ever be able to put a baby in a
crib again without thinking of them. Tarkil and Poppy perfectly show that
the true romance in marriage is the give and take and staying strong when
all around you is crumbling. Even the villians are wonderful. I absolutely
loved being ticked off at them.

This story is the direction I would like to see more fan fiction go. Telling
of the Fellowship by telling of the culture the members come from.


-----------------------------------
Title: Flowers
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge01/6353.html#cutid1> in
Disguise · Author: Holdur
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
8> · Races/Places: Hobbits · ID: 377
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=377>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:28:57 Score: 1
Sweet little Sam - trying so hard. But it's an important thing to learn -
and not only for a gardener.
-----------------------------------
Title: Under
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1887&cid=12467> Siege ·
Author: Forodwaith
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=50
> · Races/Places: Elves: Drabble · ID: 387
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=387>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:29:29 Score: 1
We forget sometimes that there were other battles outside of the Black Gate.
This reminds us, using deft imagery.
-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1865&cid=7890>
Father’s Choice · Author: Elana
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=51
> · Races/Places: Gondor: Drabble · ID: 298
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=298>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:30:37 Score: 1
Lyrical language for a hard choice.
-----------------------------------
Title: Once
<http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=1143> ·
Author: Meril
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=29
3> · Races/Places: Villains: Nazgul · ID: 485
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=485>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:35:01 Score: 2
How odd to think of the Ring being presented like a watch that fell off the
back of a truck, and yet it works well enough in this context.
-----------------------------------
Title: The One and
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4294> True Dark Lord
· Author: Werecat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=83
> · Genres: Crossovers · ID: 358
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=358>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:37:56 Score: 2
I stumbled across this once before and it made me laugh then, too. How
appropriate that the megalomaniacs should be banished together, and how true
that their meeting would spark contempt!
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter_view.cfm?NGID=90&STID=2061&S
POrdinal=6> Swan Feather · Author: Starlight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
5> · Genres: Romance: Vignette · ID: 50
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=50>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:39:01 Score: 3
How lovely to see the softer and more romantic side of one who is usually
portrayed as rather monstrous. Not only does he indulge Finduilas's
superstititions - he indulges in his own. Their marriage seems off to a
promising start. A most enjoyable tale.
-----------------------------------
Title: Winter <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2202>
Solstice · Author: Fileg
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
6> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gapfiller · ID: 727
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=727>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:42:01 Score: 3
Elrond faces his own doubts about the Fellowship in this vignette, but finds
hope too, in what is left when all the outer layers of defense have been
stripped away. The thought of them all agreeing to Boromir's horn cry at the
outset struck me most strongly here, but there is a great deal of strong
imagery.
-----------------------------------
Title: Leaves
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter.cfm?STID=419&NGID=1> and
Stones · Author: Starlight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Vignette · ID: 522
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=522>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:43:29 Score: 2
It is good to see Legolas discovering something while out of his comfort
zone - and observing something different about the dwarf while he does it.
-----------------------------------
Title: Uncover
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter_view.cfm?NGID=102&STID=2359&
SPOrdinal=16> the Past, Discover the Future · Author: Starlight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Vignette · ID: 524
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=524>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:48:00 Score: 3
And so their relationship begins to build and develop understanding of one
for the other. Lothlorien is probably a good place for Gimli to read the
Book - and I hope he left it in Galadriel's safe-keeping when the Fellowship
moved on. I can't see it having survived the rest of the journey in Gimli's
pack!
-----------------------------------
Title: Keeping the
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3038> Watch · Author:
ErinRua
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
7> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Pre-War of the Ring · ID: 333
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=333>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:48:28 Score: 2
A chance enounter, made a distance, but still one which would have left a
strong impression I think. I love the hobbity details and the personalities
of the two hobbits as they observe the injured Ranger.
-----------------------------------
Title: Of Durin and
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3408> Kibil-nala ·
Author: Mantida
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=30
4> · Races/Places: Dwarves · ID: 473
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=473>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:53:46 Score: 2
The eloquent use of language, very like a formal tale from the Professor
himself, marks this "legend" about why Cirdan has a beard. And the way the
tale unfolds you find it hard to think of a flaw in it, as well. A happy
discovery!
-----------------------------------
Title: The Eagle
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4167> Silmarillion ·
Author: Tehta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
5> · Genres: Humor: Animals · ID: 554
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=554>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:56:40 Score: 3
Gravity! On you Wingless Ones! I just love Thorondor's embarrassment here.
And the Magpie One - who stole the shiny things. An eagle's perspective on
events is just so different. I loved his contempt for seagulls. (But at
least Elwing made it out in time!) A most enjoyable story.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Birthday
<http://www.berryarts.com/marigold/fic_abirthdayparty.html> Party · Author:
Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Merry & Pippin · ID: 1171
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1171>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:57:36 Score: 1
Pippin has his own plans for Merry's birthday party, but at least they
include making sure the Merry has a good time!
-----------------------------------
Title: This
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/glorfindelerestor/thissilence.txt> Silence ·
Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Elves · ID: 566
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=566>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
So poignant and so touching, it always makes me teary. The ending was the
last thing I expected first time I read it. Everything just falls together
brilliantly, the characters’ behaviour just fitting so well with one
another, despite the fact they are so different.
-----------------------------------
Title: Choose
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/elrohirelladan/chooseyourfate.txt> Your Fate
· Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Races/Places: Elves: Poetry · ID: 568
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=568>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
An impressive feat of poetry, especially given every line rhymes! Rhyming
and getting a poem to make sense is a very difficult thing and you’d managed
it extremely well. For what is normally depicted as a very serious scene,
you’ve managed to inject humour, yet not lose the thoughtfulness.
-----------------------------------
Title: Ballad
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/legolasboromir/balladforboromirandlegolas.txt
> For Boromir And Legolas · Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Poetry · ID: 567
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=567>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
I love the formatting you apply to your poems, it really adds to the overall
effect. Once again, you manage to inject a subtle amount of humour into more
serious topic. A lovely ending, despite the sorrow.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/legolasgimli/theflowersandthesun.txt> Flower
and the Sun · Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Post-War of the Ring · ID:
569
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=569>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
Such a different side of Gimli to what is normally depicted in stories. Such
a welcome change to the coarse character that we usually see. The comparison
and parallels between a flower, the sun and the two characters worked
extremely well! I was most surprised to see just how well it all came
together. A lovely short story.
-----------------------------------
Title: Not
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?STID=944&SPOrdinal=3>
In Our Stars · Author: Dwimordene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=8>
· Races/Places: Men: Eriador · ID: 245
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=245>
Reviewer: Kenaz
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
4> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
Utterly heartbreaking and deftly written, this piece is wonderfully
evocative and utterly sad. Dwimordene is an expert at wordcraft and sets her
scenes beautifully. It's hard for me to say which of her stories is my
favorite.
-----------------------------------
Title: Where Roses Grow <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1832295/1/> · Author:
pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Shire · ID: 589
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=589>
Reviewer: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 6
This wonderful story was an intimate peek inside hobbit culture, written
with such a careful eye for detail that its verisimilitude is almost
heart-wrenching. One almost feels that the reader is actually inside the
community of the Tooklands. With many characters developed to sound
roundness, a sense of actual community has been accomplished by the writer,
and the descriptives are so wonderfully detailed that I could almost smell
the inside of the Great Smials and the countryside surrounding it. Plotline
and sub-plot were well thought-out and characterization was deftly handled.
It even accomplished its own subtext and adhered to Tolkien's world with
good craftmanship and great love for and care of canon.
-----------------------------------
Title: I Won't! <http://www.livejournal.com/users/__tk__/15595.html#cutid1>
· Author: TopKat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
9> · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 570
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=570>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
So sad... And the song fitted in perfectly - it really added to the overall
feel of the story, despite the fact that the song was so definitely modern
as compared to the story. A nice contrast and an open ending that leaves you
wondering.
-----------------------------------
Title: Death
<http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/L/Luna/DeathAwakening.htm> Awakening ·
Author: Luna
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=34
8> · Races/Places: Gondor: Drabble · ID: 647
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=647>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
A touching insight into the mind of Boromir, with a different, less angsty
spin on it than many pieces that deal with this issue. An interesting theme
to deal with in drabble form, but one that works exceptionally well.
-----------------------------------
Title: Mist <http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/B/Bernsteinnixe/Mist.htm>
· Author: bernstein_nixe
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=36
7> · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 731
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=731>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 4
Oh my god! This made me cry SO much! Every word evoked a new emotion in me.
It was just so beautiful - just two moments in time so evocatively
described!!! Time just seemed to freeze in that final moment - it was so
sad, yet so beautiful. The true emotion I felt whilst reading this is
indescribable! No matter what I say, it never feels like I have truly
captured the emotion it made me feel. Thank you, thank you, thank you for
writing this and for sharing it.
-----------------------------------
Title: While We Dwelt in Fear <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1364027/1/> ·
Author: pearltook1
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=72
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire · ID: 632
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=632>
Reviewer: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 9
This amazing gap-filler could very well have been a part of the books. I
particularly like what Pearl did with Pippin and his lineage. If the author
didn't do massive research on the histories of countries under occupation
you'd never know it from this story. This took great dedication and
imagination. It was well researched for calender, hobbit names and places
and anything else canon you wish to throw in. Plot, subplot and
characterization are strong and complete, lending verisimilitude in
abundance. This has such a sense of completeness about it that it could
easily be made a movie in its own right.

The story of the occupation of the Shire is suitably dark, yet laced through
with the determination and hope of a splendid people. She has filled the
Shire with characters so true to life, you could swear they are based on you
family, friends and neighbors.

I loved the author's characterizations of Tolkien folk which were mentioned
in the books, but never really filled out. With this story, Pearl Took has
taken that task on with a talent best described as deft and meaningful. She
puts her very heart into her work, and this one, above all, for me, is a
splendid example of her dedication to her craft.
-----------------------------------
Title: Something
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3065&cid=13460> to Do
before the End · Author: Lindelea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
> · Books/Time: Gap-Filler · ID: 753
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=753>
Reviewer: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 10
True to canon and character, I found this story to be a wonderful study in
Boromir's character. His duties continue, and the character is written in
such a soldierly fashion I could almost see him. Pippin, too, is totally in
character, a bright spirit edged in just the right amount of darkness that
the writing of this hobbit, like the writing of Boromir, is perfectly
outlined and straight from the book. Reading this, I could feel how well
these two had learned the inner workings of each other as only brothers in
arms can. Boromir knows just what to say to each soldier he encounters, and
I wasn't at all surprised to see him spend a little extra effort for his
hobbit friend. The ending is so touchingly perfect and true to the
characters that I simply couldn't not nominate this story.

This is, quite simply and directly, beautiful. It is most fitting that
Boromir would watch over not only his city, but his brothers-in-arms. Most
especially he would not desert the child of his heart, and this story
illustrated that point with a fine touch and an artistic eye. Boromir would
indeed think in terms of a drill. He was Gondor's finest soldier, and I'm
sure he took great pains to teach Merry and Pippin all he could in the time
alotted him. I liked how the author had him mention the worthiness of the
deeds of both Pippin and Beregond, and his gratitude for their saving
Faramir. Also he would certainly remind Pippin his cousin needed him, and
doing so illustrated the Captain-General also loved Merry and worried about
him, too. The characterizations was well turned, the dialogue perfect, and
the story was very canon. The author has a grasp of language most admirable
and an eye for the beauty which may be wrought with words in a manner so
deft it is almost painterly. The author handled my favorite characters with
obvious love. How grateful I am for this story!

-----------------------------------
Title: Jerusalem
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1748> · Author:
Amarie
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=21
1> · Genres: Crossovers · ID: 658
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=658>
Reviewer: Ainaechoiriel
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=2>
· 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
I read this one quite some time ago and it was so touching. Amarie blended
two two times very well. If Elves are immortal, then it's not unthinkable to
think one could have seen Jesus in his day. And the kind words spoken to him
by Jesus.... Perfectly in character.
-----------------------------------
Title: Starlight,
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2785> Starbright ·
Author: Mariposa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
0> · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 309
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=309>
Reviewer: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 4
I love humor and this story made me laugh out loud. Frodo's attempts to keep
Pippin in line and Pippin's desire to tell his rather rude story about a
certain grouping of stars to the other member's of the fellowship made for
entertaining reading. The author does a wonderful job of including the
different legends of each race and keeps everyone in character through the
tale.
-----------------------------------
Title: Pawns
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2624&cid=10226> · Author:
Tialys
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=23
0> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hobbits · ID: 310
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=310>
Reviewer: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
This is a very interesting look at exactly how Sam feels about Frodo's part
in the quest. Lovely use of symbolism and quiet conversation between
friends.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Took by Any
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3330> Other Name ·
Author: Lindelea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Fourth Age · ID: 773
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=773>
Reviewer: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
The author has a way of telling a story and keeping it fresh while
connecting it to all of her other lovely tales. This fits perfectly into her
universe. I enjoyed the banter between Merry and Pippin in this as well as
the rela<br/><br/>(Message over 64 KB, truncated)

Msg# 5585

Today's Reviews...This is going to take a few posts.... #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel October 03, 2005 - 0:34:40 Topic ID# 5582
Okay, make that 500 or so, it's too late to change it back to 250 per page
now.

Title: On Becoming An
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2494> Adventurer ·
Author: Piplover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
0> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hurt/Comfort · ID: 1161
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1161>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 19:48:04 Score: 3
Pippin's determination to live up to his new responsibilities and not be "a
bother" is given a good basis in his growing understanding of how much he
has changed since he left the Shire -- and I do believe that the other
hobbits' intended cure for what ails him is a recognition of the changes
too, but also of the things that have stayed the same.
-----------------------------------
Title: Caught Between
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3432> the Light and
Dark · Author: Budgielover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
1> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Incomplete · ID: 874
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=874>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 19:51:43 Score: 3
I've been following this story along as it has grown and I'm getting short
on fingernails! It's a marvelous cliffhanger, with more than one member of
the Fellowship imperilled, and with the strong characterizations which are a
trademark of Budgielover's work.
-----------------------------------
Title: Close your
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4276> Eyes · Author:
Werecat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=83
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Poetry · ID: 95
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=95>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 19:53:27 Score: 1
Ah, that's cute!
-----------------------------------
Title: Abrecan <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1310> · Author:
Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · Races/Places: Rohan: Original Characters · ID: 433
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=433>
Reviewer: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · 2005-10-02 19:59:21 Score: 6
Ooo yeah bravo! Lovely! One of the things that amazes me about this author,
is that english is NOT her native language. I was aquainted with her for
some months before I learned this! I am in awe of those who can speak more
that one language, but to also craft a story in a second language awes me
all the more.

This story is wonderful! A rocky start for such a close relationship to
come. I'm not completely familiar with the characters in this styory, but
That didn't matter. It was proved all the more a wonderful story in that I
was able to enjoy it nonetheless. Made me wanna go find a horsey companion
myself!!

Fantastically done Rhapsody!! As always! I enjoy your stories!
-----------------------------------
Title: Namesake
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?STID=3793&SPOrdinal=1
> · Author: Ruby
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
2> Nye · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 271
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=271>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:04:15 Score: 7
Ruby has a great sense of the difference between the way a child sees the
world and the way an adult does, and this story clearly shows that skill.
Farry Took feels like a real child, and he observes the things a child sees,
the things that are important to him because he is a child. There is a
marvelous physicality to the way that Pippin and Faramir (the grown up
Faramir) interact with each other -- a quick abandonment of formality that
speaks volumes about friendship and Faramir's understanding of the nature of
hobbits -- or at least of Tooks! And mixed in with the great story there is
a strong sense of time and place that shows up in the vocabulary. "Stone
fruit harvest" really struck me as the kind of time-identifier that would
make sense in a rural society like the Shire. All in all well worth the
read!
-----------------------------------
Title: Runes in the leaves
<http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1536> · Author: Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · Genres: Mystery · ID: 768
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=768>
Reviewer: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · 2005-10-02 20:10:05 Score: 3
Way too short a review for a lovely little hobbit tale! I remember reading
this at Marigolds challenge and being intrigued by the mystery! Never did I
guess in the course of the story the true perpetrator of the crimes. A sweet
lovely tale from an author I enjoy finding stories from. I'm so thrilled she
wandered into the shire!
-----------------------------------
Title: Swords Returned <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1444> ·
Author: Leaward
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=22
2> · Races/Places: Men: Eriador · ID: 172
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=172>
Reviewer: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · 2005-10-02 20:13:16 Score: 5
Once again one of my FAVE authors comes through Beautifully! I do LOVE this
story! The basis of it is so beautifully thought out. The practical rangers
would not be able to carry each fallen comrade home, and so each one's U -
neek sword is brought home instead. How horrible it would be the one
carrying that extra sword/s. And Oh what a beautiful father son moment!!
Young Tarkil is JUST as wonderful as the adult he becomes. I Love his young
naive ideas, that he would like his own sword. Ah yes, brings me to tears
each time I read it. Big clapppings and crunchable birdses to Leaward!
-----------------------------------
Title: The Creation
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4282> of Horses ·
Author: Elwen_Aiwelinde
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
3> · Races/Places: Men: Poetry · ID: 275
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=275>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:14:04 Score: 6
I loved the urgency of the opening of this piece. Then, having got the full
attention, the telling of the myth itself.

At first it is black and quiet then gradually the awakening of the creatures
without form, until they are moulded by Bema.

I particularly liked how he colours them according to what is within the
earth and sky. The pace is picked up again as the poem concludes with the
sounding of the horn and the call for attention once more.

Excellent piece both in content and form, I dread to write structured prose,
but this is done well. The metre certainly suggested to me galloping horses
and much movement.
-----------------------------------
Title: Kingly <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2310>
Gifts · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship · ID: 831
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=831>
Reviewer: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · 2005-10-02 20:15:35 Score: 4
Such a heartbreakingly beautiful story of grief and hope. Merry needing to
be beside Pippin just seems so right.

Dreamflower always paints such lovely pictures in a very few words. She is
one of the true masters of the drabble and short story.

One thing, besides the ending, that I liked about this story was Gandalf's
own misgivings about what had happened to the hobbits and how he would have
had to explain things to their relatives.

Great Job.
-----------------------------------
Title: Song of the
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3939> Faithful ·
Author: Ninquelosse
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
0> · Races/Places: Men: Poetry · ID: 498
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=498>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:18:36 Score: 2
I like how you have taken an original stanza from the hymn and built your
model around it. I think this works really well and, although I'm not sure
to which deity they are appealing, it is pious and evocotive of their plight
and demeanour.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Pint of Trouble <http://www.maripo5a.net/pintgate.htm> · Author:
Mariposa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
0> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire · ID: 890
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=890>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:21:55 Score: 3
Pippin is still learning how to talk, and his vocabulary gets an unexpected
(and unwanted) boost when Frodo and Merry make a visit to the pub with him
in tow.

Occasionally, I feel like there is a surfeit of small-Pippin stories out
there, but this story never makes me feel overloaded with sugar. I'm
laughing far too hard. Hooray!
-----------------------------------
Title: A Lullaby for
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1154> the Longest
Night · Author: Alawa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
3> · Races/Places: Men: Poetry · ID: 503
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=503>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:24:28 Score: 3
Lyrical and pleasing. I enjoyed the rhyming couplets and I think they sit
well here, uncomplicated and something that could be dreamed up on the road
rather than a scholarly device. The sentiments are heartfelt but not cloying
and the whole is satisfying and a pleasant read.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Matter of
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=383> Time · Author:
Shirebound
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural · ID: 514
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=514>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:32:27 Score: 4
This is a wonderful concept, exploring the reason that Elrond may have been
against Pippin's accompanying the Fellowship--and it's not because he's too
young. The idea that he might be a sort of catalyst, and that this is why
Elrond was at first against and then for it is very original. But what I
love best is at the end, Merry's discussion with Gandalf, and his answer to
how he feels about the Quest: "Look what we did." Absolutely perfect.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3043&cid=13456>
Stubborness of Tooks · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 918
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=918>
Reviewer: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · 2005-10-02 20:33:30 Score: 3
Great story. Dreamflower nicely ties this story into her wider uniferse with
mentions of characters and events from other stories. I especially loved the
large pink rabbits. Paladin is both an annoying yet simpathitic character.
The whole thing was so believable.
-----------------------------------
Title: Creatures
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge04/8907.html#cutid1> of Habit
· Author: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural · ID: 811
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=811>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:34:23 Score: 1
So sweet and beautiful. I love the way Pippin continues to show his love and
respect for Boromir for the rest of his life.
-----------------------------------
Title: In the Company
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3508> of Friends ·
Author: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural · ID: 830
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=830>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:36:14 Score: 2
I love this story of friendship between Pippin and Gimli, with a bit of h/c
for both of them. Pippin's concern for Gimli is touching, and Gimli
comforting Pip is so sweet.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=98> Prodigal
Took · Author: Lulleny
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=30
2> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire · ID: 1032
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1032>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:36:26 Score: 3
This is a powerful version of Pippin's return to the Great Smials, in no
small part because Lulleny has chosen to admit that not everything has come
around right just because the heroes are home. I don't know if she's written
a sequel, but I'd read it if she has.
-----------------------------------
Title: Prince of
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4888> Pride · Author:
Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Villains: Poetry · ID: 577
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=577>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:37:30 Score: 2
The rhyming scheme is a little wonky for a sonnet, but I'm old fashioned in
that way. Overall I liked the poem as it is full of depth and evocative of
the beginning of things. Manwe seems almost surprised at her choice but
pleased also of course.
-----------------------------------
Title: It Takes A
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2893> Took · Author:
Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Pippin · ID: 823
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=823>
Reviewer: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · 2005-10-02 20:38:15 Score: 3
One of the more clever Pippin meets Diamond stories. Diamond as a healer was
different, and quite pleasant. It certainly raised a whole new set of
issues. Ethics and traditions needed to be examined before the couple could
even begin a relationship. Very good story.
-----------------------------------
Title: Grasping at
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3272> Moonbeams
Glistening · Author: Werecat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=83
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Post-War of the Ring · ID: 363
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=363>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:38:34 Score: 2
This story could have been a Mary Sue, but it is anything but. The OFC is a
believable and well rounded person, and her infatuation with Legolas and its
resolution are simple and realistic.
-----------------------------------
Title: Giving <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=795>
Ground · Author: Suzene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
0> Campos · Genres: Movie-verse: Vignette · ID: 1123
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1123>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:42:34 Score: 3
Legolas' moment of despair at Helm's Deep is enlarged and examined here, and
it isn't until a conversation with Gimli (one I would have dearly loved to
have seen in the film) that he comes to an understanding of why Aragorn has
chosen the way he has and what he has to accept in order to face the coming
fight.
-----------------------------------
Title: Under the Lonely Mountain Cold
<http://www.freewebs.com/aure/utlmc.htm> · Author: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Villains: Poetry · ID: 965
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=965>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:50:13 Score: 3
This was an excellent song! The rhythm worked well and the rhyming scheme is
cleverly done, especially the internal rhyme of the third line.

It also tells well the story of the slaying of Smaug and the reclaiming of
the treasure, just as one might imagine the dwarves would have told it -
especially in their cups!

Well done.
-----------------------------------
Title: When the
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3938> King Returned ·
Author: Ninquelosse
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
0> · Races/Places: Gondor: Original Characters · ID: 497
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=497>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:50:17 Score: 2
Of course there would have been doubts and fears among many of the common
people when they learned the King had returned. A realistic look at some of
them.
-----------------------------------
Title: Ad Sum <http://www.lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=4619> ·
Author: Dwimordene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=8>
· Races/Places: Gondor: Original Characters · ID: 693
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=693>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:52:21 Score: 2
And so there were those who were too humble for battle, who cleaned up its
aftermath, and tended to the dead. Very melancholy and insightful.
-----------------------------------
Title: An Act of
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3437> Desperation ·
Author: ShieldmaidenofRohan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
6> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Incomplete · ID: 910
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=910>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:56:57 Score: 3
I'll cheerfully confess to not having read this entire story, but the early
chapters are well-written and show a strong sense of the lives and society
of the Rohirrim. Eowyn's voice is clear and her characterization so far is
sure-handed. I'm looking forward to finishing it when I have time.
-----------------------------------
Title: Renewed
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3484&cid=13228>
Acquaintance · Author: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble · ID: 548
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=548>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:00:15 Score: 2
Interesting look at Aragorn, remembering his time as Thorongil, and Boromir
as a baby. I like the way he ponders what the son's differences from his
father might be.
-----------------------------------
Title: Time
<http://www.dwimordenespage.org/index.php?go=7&id=19&chapter=15> in the
Ditch · Author: Dwimordene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=8>
· Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Drabble · ID: 253
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=253>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:01:54 Score: 1
A nice glimpse of Aragorn the wanderer, finding joy wherever he can.
-----------------------------------
Title: Bringing
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3484&cid=13215> the Sun ·
Author: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble · ID: 1382
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1382>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:02:08 Score: 2
Yes, it may have been irritating to have an Elf that could run on snow, but
without his encouragement, they might have given up. Very insightful.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Same Story <http://www.freewebs.com/aure/thesamestory.htm> ·
Author: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Poetry · ID: 956
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=956>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 21:03:06 Score: 1
Don't know the song, but good verse comparing Frodo with Beren. The voices
of Sam and Frodo are true and it runs well.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Short <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4400>
Rest · Author: Jay
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=13
4> of Lasgalen · Books/Time: The Hobbit · ID: 428
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=428>
Reviewer: LOTR_lover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
4> · 2005-10-02 21:03:19 Score: 3
A sweet vignette, not only about Estel meeting Bilbo and the dwarves, but
also about family life in Elrond's household in Imladris. I love all of your
stories, Jay (probably won't/or didn't get any others reviewed, darn it!)
and this one is no exception. Nice work.
-----------------------------------
Title: The <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2524&cid=9921>
Room of Tears · Author: Elendiari22
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=37
3> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Gondor · ID: 759
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=759>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:05:11 Score: 4
This ficlet later inspired the author to write a longer tale based on the
same incident, but I love the way this can also stand on its own. There are
not many stories pairing Eowyn and Pippin, yet this makes it very
plausible--they are both young, impulsive and curious. Why not? And the
little story that accompanies the hidden room is chilling and sad. Wonderful
tale!
-----------------------------------
Title: Reunion
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=119&cid=585> at Cormallen
· Author: Shirebound
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
5> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 1116
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1116>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:08:35 Score: 3
This is a very different version of Cormallen than most. Though there's more
than a little h/c, it's far more light-hearted than most, and there is a
good bit of humor in the unusual situation that Aragorn and the hobbits find
themselves in. A very nice read.
-----------------------------------
Title: Hobbits: An
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2445> Owner's Guide
and Maintenance Manual · Author: Theresa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
6> Green · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 1158
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1158>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:09:42 Score: 2
Oh, joy! I do love these owner guides. And this one had me smiling from the
beginning to end. I shall have to invest in locks for my
larders/freezers/etc. and get myself a set of hobbits, and soon!
-----------------------------------
Title: Two of A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1381>
Kind · Author: Gaslight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
1> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 1133
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1133>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:10:08 Score: 2
A very chilling look at what Wormtongue and Lotho might have had in
common--aside from sheer hatred of Saruman. Creepy, but in a way that
provides food for thought.
-----------------------------------
Title: Always <http://www.livejournal.com/users/maripo5a/25137.html#cutid1>
Dancing · Author: Mariposa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
0> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship · ID: 928
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=928>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:29:42 Score: 3
I can't believe I missed this! Pippin is teaching some of the hobbits who
want to learn swordplay, but all through the lesson are memories of Boromir
and the quest, and the lessons that he and Merry shared not all that long
before. The details are marvelous, and I absolutely howled at Pippin's
memory of Merry's comment concerning the proper grip.
-----------------------------------
Title: In <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3477&cid=13136>
the Hands of the King · Author: Gwynnyd
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
6> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gondor Drabble · ID: 22
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=22>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:33:51 Score: 2
Beregond really looks at his son, as if he's looking for damage, as the two
of them confront their fears and hopes in this brief, illuminating moment.
-----------------------------------
Title: An Unexpected Gift
<http://www.freewebs.com/aure/anunexpectedgift.htm> · Author: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 584
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=584>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:35:47 Score: 1
Even a flawed gift can have value, if you know what to look for. An
interesting moment between Gandalf and Denethor.
-----------------------------------
Title: Kindred
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1865&cid=9411> Spirits ·
Author: Elana
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=51
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 299
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=299>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:38:02 Score: 1
I hadn't thought of this before, but it's true. A nice insight!
-----------------------------------
Title: Echo <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1002> · Author:
Nancy
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
5> Brooke · Races/Places: Gondor: Drabble · ID: 684
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=684>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:40:55 Score: 1
I like Pippin "touching everything" as if it will somehow summon Boromir to
come and yell at him.
-----------------------------------
Title: Interrupted
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3116&cid=12144> Journeys:
Part Three - Journeys Begin · Author: elliska
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=14
3> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Mirkwood · ID: 1311
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1311>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 21:42:15 Score: 7
The Interrupted Journeys series is a fascinating look at Thranduil and his
family throughout the Third Age, as they move their stronghold further North
and try to fend off the encroaching Darkness....

This (unfinished) story focuses on Thranduil's growing family, with Legolas
and various cousins, real and extended-family, still very young. But trouble
is brewing: a conspiracy has arisen against Thranduil amongst some of the
Elves in his realm, led by Marti, an unstable Noldorin elleth that we have
met in the other stories. And she appears to be conspiring with evil
Easterlings to attack the king's family; there are attempts to capture
Lindomiel and also Legolas.

This story ranges from delight in the antics of elflings to extreme tension
as Thranduil and his advisors discover the depths of the conspiracy. It's
very tense, and very exciting. I look forward to reading each chapter.

-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3484&cid=13200>
Good Custom · Author: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 1380
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1380>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:42:29 Score: 2
The joy of giving is a gift too. This is a nice interchange between Faramir
and Pippin, and one that has great appeal as a plotbunny for a larger story.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3594&cid=13632> Gift ·
Author: maranya14
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=12
0> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 480
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=480>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:44:23 Score: 1
Nicely done! One for the dwarves, and one for the men of Dale and as a
bonus, one for the hobbits as well!
-----------------------------------
Title: sworn brothers <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1420933/1/> · Author:
elfqueen2003
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=17
1> · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 864
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=864>
Reviewer: Lindelea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
> · 2005-10-02 23:00:50 Score: 1
Shows promise; author can write dialogue and description but would do better
if heeding "canon".
-----------------------------------
Title: Homecoming
<http://fanfiction.emyn-arnen.net/viewstory.php?sid=314&i=1> · Author:
Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Genres: Romance · ID: 541
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=541>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 23:09:06 Score: 8
"Homecoming" is a fascinating look into the relationship between Faramir and
Éowyn in the very early days of their marriage. It is a realistic look,
which means that it is not all sweetness and light. They are really learning
their new roles as spouses.

Éowyn is very unsure of herself, not understanding yet how Faramir responds
to some situations by withdrawing, not yet knowing how to initiate behaviors
from him, like sex, for example.

Faramir is still grieving over his father's death, and that affects his
ability to settle into the Steward's mansion with his new wife -- there are
too many memories, happy and not.

But the two of them find ways to create happier memories for the rooms in
the house... which is where Tanaqui's writing really shines. She does not
write smut -- she writes about realistic sexual activity... and sexual
activity isn't all hearts and flowers. Sometimes it is wonderful and
sometimes it is just plain uncomfortable and distasteful and upsetting; and
Tanaqui also shows that part.

And I love the very hopeful note that this story ends on. Very nice writing,
Tanaqui!

-----------------------------------
Title: Life in the Angle <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1600>
· Author: Leaward
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=22
2> · Genres: Romance · ID: 181
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=181>
Reviewer: MysteriousWays
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
2> · 2005-10-02 23:21:01 Score: 10
How do I love this story, let me count the ways.

Well, actually I will not count the ways as that is to near to organization.


This story goes where few have gone before. I think that is why I like it so
much. I read mostly fan fiction of hobbits. The problem with that is much of
it is rehashing the same plots with the same characters. So earlier this
year I started a C2 group at fanfiction.net. The purpose of the group is to
promote stories that use characters that are beyond the Fellowship. This
story and all of Leward's stories not only get away from the Fellowship but
she dares to dive into a little written of culture.

Tolkien wrote enough of the Dunedain into his stories to make it clear that
this people really mattered to him. But he never quite managed to find the
time to go into the tales of these people. Leaward picked up where Tolkien
left off. She did careful research as Tolkien would have done and came up
with a rich tapestry of details that I think the professor truly would have
admired.

I know there are readers out there who feel that there is not point to
writing fan fiction if you are not going to have it focus on the books
characters. But I see it differently. In a letter to his publisher Tolkien
said he hoped that others would be inspired by his work to expand upon it in
whatever ways they wished. Leaward has done this. In "Life in the Angle" she
paints a clear and inviting picture of this mysterious group of people that
lived in exile in Middle Earth. Aragorn's people.

Their story needed to be told and I think Leaward did that admirably. I love
her characters. I love her take on what the elves are like. Elrond's sons
are dignified and fun. I don't think I will ever be able to put a baby in a
crib again without thinking of them. Tarkil and Poppy perfectly show that
the true romance in marriage is the give and take and staying strong when
all around you is crumbling. Even the villians are wonderful. I absolutely
loved being ticked off at them.

This story is the direction I would like to see more fan fiction go. Telling
of the Fellowship by telling of the culture the members come from.


-----------------------------------
Title: Flowers
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge01/6353.html#cutid1> in
Disguise · Author: Holdur
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
8> · Races/Places: Hobbits · ID: 377
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=377>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:28:57 Score: 1
Sweet little Sam - trying so hard. But it's an important thing to learn -
and not only for a gardener.
-----------------------------------
Title: Under
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1887&cid=12467> Siege ·
Author: Forodwaith
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=50
> · Races/Places: Elves: Drabble · ID: 387
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=387>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:29:29 Score: 1
We forget sometimes that there were other battles outside of the Black Gate.
This reminds us, using deft imagery.
-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1865&cid=7890>
Father’s Choice · Author: Elana
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=51
> · Races/Places: Gondor: Drabble · ID: 298
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=298>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:30:37 Score: 1
Lyrical language for a hard choice.
-----------------------------------
Title: Once
<http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=1143> ·
Author: Meril
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=29
3> · Races/Places: Villains: Nazgul · ID: 485
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=485>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:35:01 Score: 2
How odd to think of the Ring being presented like a watch that fell off the
back of a truck, and yet it works well enough in this context.
-----------------------------------
Title: The One and
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4294> True Dark Lord
· Author: Werecat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=83
> · Genres: Crossovers · ID: 358
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=358>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:37:56 Score: 2
I stumbled across this once before and it made me laugh then, too. How
appropriate that the megalomaniacs should be banished together, and how true
that their meeting would spark contempt!
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter_view.cfm?NGID=90&STID=2061&S
POrdinal=6> Swan Feather · Author: Starlight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
5> · Genres: Romance: Vignette · ID: 50
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=50>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:39:01 Score: 3
How lovely to see the softer and more romantic side of one who is usually
portrayed as rather monstrous. Not only does he indulge Finduilas's
superstititions - he indulges in his own. Their marriage seems off to a
promising start. A most enjoyable tale.
-----------------------------------
Title: Winter <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2202>
Solstice · Author: Fileg
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
6> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gapfiller · ID: 727
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=727>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:42:01 Score: 3
Elrond faces his own doubts about the Fellowship in this vignette, but finds
hope too, in what is left when all the outer layers of defense have been
stripped away. The thought of them all agreeing to Boromir's horn cry at the
outset struck me most strongly here, but there is a great deal of strong
imagery.
-----------------------------------
Title: Leaves
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter.cfm?STID=419&NGID=1> and
Stones · Author: Starlight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Vignette · ID: 522
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=522>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:43:29 Score: 2
It is good to see Legolas discovering something while out of his comfort
zone - and observing something different about the dwarf while he does it.
-----------------------------------
Title: Uncover
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter_view.cfm?NGID=102&STID=2359&
SPOrdinal=16> the Past, Discover the Future · Author: Starlight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Vignette · ID: 524
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=524>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:48:00 Score: 3
And so their relationship begins to build and develop understanding of one
for the other. Lothlorien is probably a good place for Gimli to read the
Book - and I hope he left it in Galadriel's safe-keeping when the Fellowship
moved on. I can't see it having survived the rest of the journey in Gimli's
pack!
-----------------------------------
Title: Keeping the
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3038> Watch · Author:
ErinRua
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
7> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Pre-War of the Ring · ID: 333
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=333>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:48:28 Score: 2
A chance enounter, made a distance, but still one which would have left a
strong impression I think. I love the hobbity details and the personalities
of the two hobbits as they observe the injured Ranger.
-----------------------------------
Title: Of Durin and
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3408> Kibil-nala ·
Author: Mantida
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=30
4> · Races/Places: Dwarves · ID: 473
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=473>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:53:46 Score: 2
The eloquent use of language, very like a formal tale from the Professor
himself, marks this "legend" about why Cirdan has a beard. And the way the
tale unfolds you find it hard to think of a flaw in it, as well. A happy
discovery!
-----------------------------------
Title: The Eagle
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4167> Silmarillion ·
Author: Tehta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
5> · Genres: Humor: Animals · ID: 554
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=554>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:56:40 Score: 3
Gravity! On you Wingless Ones! I just love Thorondor's embarrassment here.
And the Magpie One - who stole the shiny things. An eagle's perspective on
events is just so different. I loved his contempt for seagulls. (But at
least Elwing made it out in time!) A most enjoyable story.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Birthday
<http://www.berryarts.com/marigold/fic_abirthdayparty.html> Party · Author:
Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Merry & Pippin · ID: 1171
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1171>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:57:36 Score: 1
Pippin has his own plans for Merry's birthday party, but at least they
include making sure the Merry has a good time!
-----------------------------------
Title: This
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/glorfindelerestor/thissilence.txt> Silence ·
Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Elves · ID: 566
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=566>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
So poignant and so touching, it always makes me teary. The ending was the
last thing I expected first time I read it. Everything just falls together
brilliantly, the characters’ behaviour just fitting so well with one
another, despite the fact they are so different.
-----------------------------------
Title: Choose
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/elrohirelladan/chooseyourfate.txt> Your Fate
· Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Races/Places: Elves: Poetry · ID: 568
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=568>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
An impressive feat of poetry, especially given every line rhymes! Rhyming
and getting a poem to make sense is a very difficult thing and you’d managed
it extremely well. For what is normally depicted as a very serious scene,
you’ve managed to inject humour, yet not lose the thoughtfulness.
-----------------------------------
Title: Ballad
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/legolasboromir/balladforboromirandlegolas.txt
> For Boromir And Legolas · Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Poetry · ID: 567
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=567>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
I love the formatting you apply to your poems, it really adds to the overall
effect. Once again, you manage to inject a subtle amount of humour into more
serious topic. A lovely ending, despite the sorrow.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/legolasgimli/theflowersandthesun.txt> Flower
and the Sun · Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Post-War of the Ring · ID:
569
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=569>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
Such a different side of Gimli to what is normally depicted in stories. Such
a welcome change to the coarse character that we usually see. The comparison
and parallels between a flower, the sun and the two characters worked
extremely well! I was most surprised to see just how well it all came
together. A lovely short story.
-----------------------------------
Title: Not
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?STID=944&SPOrdinal=3>
In Our Stars · Author: Dwimordene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=8>
· Races/Places: Men: Eriador · ID: 245
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=245>
Reviewer: Kenaz
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
4> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
Utterly heartbreaking and deftly written, this piece is wonderfully
evocative and utterly sad. Dwimordene is an expert at wordcraft and sets her
scenes beautifully. It's hard for me to say which of her stories is my
favorite.
-----------------------------------
Title: Where Roses Grow <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1832295/1/> · Author:
pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Shire · ID: 589
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=589>
Reviewer: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 6
This wonderful story was an intimate peek inside hobbit culture, written
with such a careful eye for detail that its verisimilitude is almost
heart-wrenching. One almost feels that the reader is actually inside the
community of the Tooklands. With many characters developed to sound
roundness, a sense of actual community has been accomplished by the writer,
and the descriptives are so wonderfully detailed that I could almost smell
the inside of the Great Smials and the countryside surrounding it. Plotline
and sub-plot were well thought-out and characterization was deftly handled.
It even accomplished its own subtext and adhered to Tolkien's world with
good craftmanship and great love for and care of canon.
-----------------------------------
Title: I Won't! <http://www.livejournal.com/users/__tk__/15595.html#cutid1>
· Author: TopKat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
9> · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 570
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=570>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
So sad... And the song fitted in perfectly - it really added to the overall
feel of the story, despite the fact that the song was so definitely modern
as compared to the story. A nice contrast and an open ending that leaves you
wondering.
-----------------------------------
Title: Death
<http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/L/Luna/DeathAwakening.htm> Awakening ·
Author: Luna
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=34
8> · Races/Places: Gondor: Drabble · ID: 647
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=647>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
A touching insight into the mind of Boromir, with a different, less angsty
spin on it than many pieces that deal with this issue. An interesting theme
to deal with in drabble form, but one that works exceptionally well.
-----------------------------------
Title: Mist <http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/B/Bernsteinnixe/Mist.htm>
· Author: bernstein_nixe
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=36
7> · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 731
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=731>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 4
Oh my god! This made me cry SO much! Every word evoked a new emotion in me.
It was just so beautiful - just two moments in time so evocatively
described!!! Time just seemed to freeze in that final moment - it was so
sad, yet so beautiful. The true emotion I felt whilst reading this is
indescribable! No matter what I say, it never feels like I have truly
captured the emotion it made me feel. Thank you, thank you, thank you for
writing this and for sharing it.
-----------------------------------
Title: While We Dwelt in Fear <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1364027/1/> ·
Author: pearltook1
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=72
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire · ID: 632
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=632>
Reviewer: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 9
This amazing gap-filler could very well have been a part of the books. I
particularly like what Pearl did with Pippin and his lineage. If the author
didn't do massive research on the histories of countries under occupation
you'd never know it from this story. This took great dedication and
imagination. It was well researched for calender, hobbit names and places
and anything else canon you wish to throw in. Plot, subplot and
characterization are strong and complete, lending verisimilitude in
abundance. This has such a sense of completeness about it that it could
easily be made a movie in its own right.

The story of the occupation of the Shire is suitably dark, yet laced through
with the determination and hope of a splendid people. She has filled the
Shire with characters so true to life, you could swear they are based on you
family, friends and neighbors.

I loved the author's characterizations of Tolkien folk which were mentioned
in the books, but never really filled out. With this story, Pearl Took has
taken that task on with a talent best described as deft and meaningful. She
puts her very heart into her work, and this one, above all, for me, is a
splendid example of her dedication to her craft.
-----------------------------------
Title: Something
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3065&cid=13460> to Do
before the End · Author: Lindelea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
> · Books/Time: Gap-Filler · ID: 753
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=753>
Reviewer: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 10
True to canon and character, I found this story to be a wonderful study in
Boromir's character. His duties continue, and the character is written in
such a soldierly fashion I could almost see him. Pippin, too, is totally in
character, a bright spirit edged in just the right amount of darkness that
the writing of this hobbit, like the writing of Boromir, is perfectly
outlined and straight from the book. Reading this, I could feel how well
these two had learned the inner workings of each other as only brothers in
arms can. Boromir knows just what to say to each soldier he encounters, and
I wasn't at all surprised to see him spend a little extra effort for his
hobbit friend. The ending is so touchingly perfect and true to the
characters that I simply couldn't not nominate this story.

This is, quite simply and directly, beautiful. It is most fitting that
Boromir would watch over not only his city, but his brothers-in-arms. Most
especially he would not desert the child of his heart, and this story
illustrated that point with a fine touch and an artistic eye. Boromir would
indeed think in terms of a drill. He was Gondor's finest soldier, and I'm
sure he took great pains to teach Merry and Pippin all he could in the time
alotted him. I liked how the author had him mention the worthiness of the
deeds of both Pippin and Beregond, and his gratitude for their saving
Faramir. Also he would certainly remind Pippin his cousin needed him, and
doing so illustrated the Captain-General also loved Merry and worried about
him, too. The characterizations was well turned, the dialogue perfect, and
the story was very canon. The author has a grasp of language most admirable
and an eye for the beauty which may be wrought with words in a manner so
deft it is almost painterly. The author handled my favorite characters with
obvious love. How grateful I am for this story!

-----------------------------------
Title: Jerusalem
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1748> · Author:
Amarie
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=21
1> · Genres: Crossovers · ID: 658
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=658>
Reviewer: Ainaechoiriel
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=2>
· 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
I read this one quite some time ago and it was so touching. Amarie blended
two two times very well. If Elves are immortal, then it's not unthinkable to
think one could have seen Jesus in his day. And the kind words spoken to him
by Jesus.... Perfectly in character.
-----------------------------------
Title: Starlight,
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2785> Starbright ·
Author: Mariposa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
0> · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 309
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=309>
Reviewer: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 4
I love humor and this story made me laugh out loud. Frodo's attempts to keep
Pippin in line and Pippin's desire to tell his rather rude story about a
certain grouping of stars to the other member's of the fellowship made for
entertaining reading. The author does a wonderful job of including the
different legends of each race and keeps everyone in character through the
tale.
-----------------------------------
Title: Pawns
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2624&cid=10226> · Author:
Tialys
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=23
0> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hobbits · ID: 310
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=310>
Reviewer: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
This is a very interesting look at exactly how Sam feels about Frodo's part
in the quest. Lovely use of symbolism and quiet conversation between
friends.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Took by Any
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3330> Other Name ·
Author: Lindelea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Fourth Age · ID: 773
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=773>
Reviewer: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
The author has a way of telling a story and keeping it fresh while
connecting it to all of her other lovely tales. This fits perfectly into her
universe. I enjoyed the banter between Merry and Pippin in this as well as
the rela<br/><br/>(Message over 64 KB, truncated)

Msg# 5586

Today's Reviews...This is going to take a few posts.... #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel October 03, 2005 - 0:36:01 Topic ID# 5582
Okay, make that 500 or so, it's too late to change it back to 250 per page
now.

Title: On Becoming An
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2494> Adventurer ·
Author: Piplover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=39
0> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hurt/Comfort · ID: 1161
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1161>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 19:48:04 Score: 3
Pippin's determination to live up to his new responsibilities and not be "a
bother" is given a good basis in his growing understanding of how much he
has changed since he left the Shire -- and I do believe that the other
hobbits' intended cure for what ails him is a recognition of the changes
too, but also of the things that have stayed the same.
-----------------------------------
Title: Caught Between
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3432> the Light and
Dark · Author: Budgielover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
1> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Incomplete · ID: 874
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=874>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 19:51:43 Score: 3
I've been following this story along as it has grown and I'm getting short
on fingernails! It's a marvelous cliffhanger, with more than one member of
the Fellowship imperilled, and with the strong characterizations which are a
trademark of Budgielover's work.
-----------------------------------
Title: Close your
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4276> Eyes · Author:
Werecat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=83
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Poetry · ID: 95
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=95>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 19:53:27 Score: 1
Ah, that's cute!
-----------------------------------
Title: Abrecan <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1310> · Author:
Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · Races/Places: Rohan: Original Characters · ID: 433
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=433>
Reviewer: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · 2005-10-02 19:59:21 Score: 6
Ooo yeah bravo! Lovely! One of the things that amazes me about this author,
is that english is NOT her native language. I was aquainted with her for
some months before I learned this! I am in awe of those who can speak more
that one language, but to also craft a story in a second language awes me
all the more.

This story is wonderful! A rocky start for such a close relationship to
come. I'm not completely familiar with the characters in this styory, but
That didn't matter. It was proved all the more a wonderful story in that I
was able to enjoy it nonetheless. Made me wanna go find a horsey companion
myself!!

Fantastically done Rhapsody!! As always! I enjoy your stories!
-----------------------------------
Title: Namesake
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?STID=3793&SPOrdinal=1
> · Author: Ruby
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
2> Nye · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 271
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=271>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:04:15 Score: 7
Ruby has a great sense of the difference between the way a child sees the
world and the way an adult does, and this story clearly shows that skill.
Farry Took feels like a real child, and he observes the things a child sees,
the things that are important to him because he is a child. There is a
marvelous physicality to the way that Pippin and Faramir (the grown up
Faramir) interact with each other -- a quick abandonment of formality that
speaks volumes about friendship and Faramir's understanding of the nature of
hobbits -- or at least of Tooks! And mixed in with the great story there is
a strong sense of time and place that shows up in the vocabulary. "Stone
fruit harvest" really struck me as the kind of time-identifier that would
make sense in a rural society like the Shire. All in all well worth the
read!
-----------------------------------
Title: Runes in the leaves
<http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1536> · Author: Rhapsody
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
9> · Genres: Mystery · ID: 768
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=768>
Reviewer: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · 2005-10-02 20:10:05 Score: 3
Way too short a review for a lovely little hobbit tale! I remember reading
this at Marigolds challenge and being intrigued by the mystery! Never did I
guess in the course of the story the true perpetrator of the crimes. A sweet
lovely tale from an author I enjoy finding stories from. I'm so thrilled she
wandered into the shire!
-----------------------------------
Title: Swords Returned <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1444> ·
Author: Leaward
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=22
2> · Races/Places: Men: Eriador · ID: 172
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=172>
Reviewer: Beethoven's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
9> 7th · 2005-10-02 20:13:16 Score: 5
Once again one of my FAVE authors comes through Beautifully! I do LOVE this
story! The basis of it is so beautifully thought out. The practical rangers
would not be able to carry each fallen comrade home, and so each one's U -
neek sword is brought home instead. How horrible it would be the one
carrying that extra sword/s. And Oh what a beautiful father son moment!!
Young Tarkil is JUST as wonderful as the adult he becomes. I Love his young
naive ideas, that he would like his own sword. Ah yes, brings me to tears
each time I read it. Big clapppings and crunchable birdses to Leaward!
-----------------------------------
Title: The Creation
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4282> of Horses ·
Author: Elwen_Aiwelinde
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
3> · Races/Places: Men: Poetry · ID: 275
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=275>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:14:04 Score: 6
I loved the urgency of the opening of this piece. Then, having got the full
attention, the telling of the myth itself.

At first it is black and quiet then gradually the awakening of the creatures
without form, until they are moulded by Bema.

I particularly liked how he colours them according to what is within the
earth and sky. The pace is picked up again as the poem concludes with the
sounding of the horn and the call for attention once more.

Excellent piece both in content and form, I dread to write structured prose,
but this is done well. The metre certainly suggested to me galloping horses
and much movement.
-----------------------------------
Title: Kingly <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2310>
Gifts · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship · ID: 831
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=831>
Reviewer: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · 2005-10-02 20:15:35 Score: 4
Such a heartbreakingly beautiful story of grief and hope. Merry needing to
be beside Pippin just seems so right.

Dreamflower always paints such lovely pictures in a very few words. She is
one of the true masters of the drabble and short story.

One thing, besides the ending, that I liked about this story was Gandalf's
own misgivings about what had happened to the hobbits and how he would have
had to explain things to their relatives.

Great Job.
-----------------------------------
Title: Song of the
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3939> Faithful ·
Author: Ninquelosse
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
0> · Races/Places: Men: Poetry · ID: 498
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=498>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:18:36 Score: 2
I like how you have taken an original stanza from the hymn and built your
model around it. I think this works really well and, although I'm not sure
to which deity they are appealing, it is pious and evocotive of their plight
and demeanour.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Pint of Trouble <http://www.maripo5a.net/pintgate.htm> · Author:
Mariposa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
0> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire · ID: 890
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=890>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:21:55 Score: 3
Pippin is still learning how to talk, and his vocabulary gets an unexpected
(and unwanted) boost when Frodo and Merry make a visit to the pub with him
in tow.

Occasionally, I feel like there is a surfeit of small-Pippin stories out
there, but this story never makes me feel overloaded with sugar. I'm
laughing far too hard. Hooray!
-----------------------------------
Title: A Lullaby for
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1154> the Longest
Night · Author: Alawa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
3> · Races/Places: Men: Poetry · ID: 503
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=503>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:24:28 Score: 3
Lyrical and pleasing. I enjoyed the rhyming couplets and I think they sit
well here, uncomplicated and something that could be dreamed up on the road
rather than a scholarly device. The sentiments are heartfelt but not cloying
and the whole is satisfying and a pleasant read.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Matter of
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=383> Time · Author:
Shirebound
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural · ID: 514
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=514>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:32:27 Score: 4
This is a wonderful concept, exploring the reason that Elrond may have been
against Pippin's accompanying the Fellowship--and it's not because he's too
young. The idea that he might be a sort of catalyst, and that this is why
Elrond was at first against and then for it is very original. But what I
love best is at the end, Merry's discussion with Gandalf, and his answer to
how he feels about the Quest: "Look what we did." Absolutely perfect.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3043&cid=13456>
Stubborness of Tooks · Author: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 918
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=918>
Reviewer: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · 2005-10-02 20:33:30 Score: 3
Great story. Dreamflower nicely ties this story into her wider uniferse with
mentions of characters and events from other stories. I especially loved the
large pink rabbits. Paladin is both an annoying yet simpathitic character.
The whole thing was so believable.
-----------------------------------
Title: Creatures
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge04/8907.html#cutid1> of Habit
· Author: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural · ID: 811
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=811>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:34:23 Score: 1
So sweet and beautiful. I love the way Pippin continues to show his love and
respect for Boromir for the rest of his life.
-----------------------------------
Title: In the Company
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3508> of Friends ·
Author: SlightlyTookish
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural · ID: 830
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=830>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:36:14 Score: 2
I love this story of friendship between Pippin and Gimli, with a bit of h/c
for both of them. Pippin's concern for Gimli is touching, and Gimli
comforting Pip is so sweet.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=98> Prodigal
Took · Author: Lulleny
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=30
2> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire · ID: 1032
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1032>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:36:26 Score: 3
This is a powerful version of Pippin's return to the Great Smials, in no
small part because Lulleny has chosen to admit that not everything has come
around right just because the heroes are home. I don't know if she's written
a sequel, but I'd read it if she has.
-----------------------------------
Title: Prince of
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4888> Pride · Author:
Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Villains: Poetry · ID: 577
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=577>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:37:30 Score: 2
The rhyming scheme is a little wonky for a sonnet, but I'm old fashioned in
that way. Overall I liked the poem as it is full of depth and evocative of
the beginning of things. Manwe seems almost surprised at her choice but
pleased also of course.
-----------------------------------
Title: It Takes A
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2893> Took · Author:
Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Pippin · ID: 823
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=823>
Reviewer: Garnet
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
9> Took · 2005-10-02 20:38:15 Score: 3
One of the more clever Pippin meets Diamond stories. Diamond as a healer was
different, and quite pleasant. It certainly raised a whole new set of
issues. Ethics and traditions needed to be examined before the couple could
even begin a relationship. Very good story.
-----------------------------------
Title: Grasping at
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3272> Moonbeams
Glistening · Author: Werecat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=83
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Post-War of the Ring · ID: 363
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=363>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:38:34 Score: 2
This story could have been a Mary Sue, but it is anything but. The OFC is a
believable and well rounded person, and her infatuation with Legolas and its
resolution are simple and realistic.
-----------------------------------
Title: Giving <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=795>
Ground · Author: Suzene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
0> Campos · Genres: Movie-verse: Vignette · ID: 1123
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1123>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:42:34 Score: 3
Legolas' moment of despair at Helm's Deep is enlarged and examined here, and
it isn't until a conversation with Gimli (one I would have dearly loved to
have seen in the film) that he comes to an understanding of why Aragorn has
chosen the way he has and what he has to accept in order to face the coming
fight.
-----------------------------------
Title: Under the Lonely Mountain Cold
<http://www.freewebs.com/aure/utlmc.htm> · Author: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Villains: Poetry · ID: 965
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=965>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 20:50:13 Score: 3
This was an excellent song! The rhythm worked well and the rhyming scheme is
cleverly done, especially the internal rhyme of the third line.

It also tells well the story of the slaying of Smaug and the reclaiming of
the treasure, just as one might imagine the dwarves would have told it -
especially in their cups!

Well done.
-----------------------------------
Title: When the
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3938> King Returned ·
Author: Ninquelosse
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
0> · Races/Places: Gondor: Original Characters · ID: 497
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=497>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:50:17 Score: 2
Of course there would have been doubts and fears among many of the common
people when they learned the King had returned. A realistic look at some of
them.
-----------------------------------
Title: Ad Sum <http://www.lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=4619> ·
Author: Dwimordene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=8>
· Races/Places: Gondor: Original Characters · ID: 693
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=693>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 20:52:21 Score: 2
And so there were those who were too humble for battle, who cleaned up its
aftermath, and tended to the dead. Very melancholy and insightful.
-----------------------------------
Title: An Act of
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3437> Desperation ·
Author: ShieldmaidenofRohan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
6> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Incomplete · ID: 910
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=910>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 20:56:57 Score: 3
I'll cheerfully confess to not having read this entire story, but the early
chapters are well-written and show a strong sense of the lives and society
of the Rohirrim. Eowyn's voice is clear and her characterization so far is
sure-handed. I'm looking forward to finishing it when I have time.
-----------------------------------
Title: Renewed
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3484&cid=13228>
Acquaintance · Author: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble · ID: 548
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=548>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:00:15 Score: 2
Interesting look at Aragorn, remembering his time as Thorongil, and Boromir
as a baby. I like the way he ponders what the son's differences from his
father might be.
-----------------------------------
Title: Time
<http://www.dwimordenespage.org/index.php?go=7&id=19&chapter=15> in the
Ditch · Author: Dwimordene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=8>
· Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Drabble · ID: 253
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=253>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:01:54 Score: 1
A nice glimpse of Aragorn the wanderer, finding joy wherever he can.
-----------------------------------
Title: Bringing
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3484&cid=13215> the Sun ·
Author: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Drabble · ID: 1382
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1382>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:02:08 Score: 2
Yes, it may have been irritating to have an Elf that could run on snow, but
without his encouragement, they might have given up. Very insightful.
-----------------------------------
Title: The Same Story <http://www.freewebs.com/aure/thesamestory.htm> ·
Author: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Poetry · ID: 956
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=956>
Reviewer: Llinos
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=25
> · 2005-10-02 21:03:06 Score: 1
Don't know the song, but good verse comparing Frodo with Beren. The voices
of Sam and Frodo are true and it runs well.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Short <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4400>
Rest · Author: Jay
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=13
4> of Lasgalen · Books/Time: The Hobbit · ID: 428
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=428>
Reviewer: LOTR_lover
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
4> · 2005-10-02 21:03:19 Score: 3
A sweet vignette, not only about Estel meeting Bilbo and the dwarves, but
also about family life in Elrond's household in Imladris. I love all of your
stories, Jay (probably won't/or didn't get any others reviewed, darn it!)
and this one is no exception. Nice work.
-----------------------------------
Title: The <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2524&cid=9921>
Room of Tears · Author: Elendiari22
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=37
3> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Gondor · ID: 759
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=759>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:05:11 Score: 4
This ficlet later inspired the author to write a longer tale based on the
same incident, but I love the way this can also stand on its own. There are
not many stories pairing Eowyn and Pippin, yet this makes it very
plausible--they are both young, impulsive and curious. Why not? And the
little story that accompanies the hidden room is chilling and sad. Wonderful
tale!
-----------------------------------
Title: Reunion
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=119&cid=585> at Cormallen
· Author: Shirebound
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=31
5> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 1116
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1116>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:08:35 Score: 3
This is a very different version of Cormallen than most. Though there's more
than a little h/c, it's far more light-hearted than most, and there is a
good bit of humor in the unusual situation that Aragorn and the hobbits find
themselves in. A very nice read.
-----------------------------------
Title: Hobbits: An
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2445> Owner's Guide
and Maintenance Manual · Author: Theresa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
6> Green · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 1158
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1158>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:09:42 Score: 2
Oh, joy! I do love these owner guides. And this one had me smiling from the
beginning to end. I shall have to invest in locks for my
larders/freezers/etc. and get myself a set of hobbits, and soon!
-----------------------------------
Title: Two of A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1381>
Kind · Author: Gaslight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
1> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Post-Ring War · ID: 1133
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1133>
Reviewer: Dreamflower
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
5> · 2005-10-02 21:10:08 Score: 2
A very chilling look at what Wormtongue and Lotho might have had in
common--aside from sheer hatred of Saruman. Creepy, but in a way that
provides food for thought.
-----------------------------------
Title: Always <http://www.livejournal.com/users/maripo5a/25137.html#cutid1>
Dancing · Author: Mariposa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
0> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Friendship · ID: 928
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=928>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:29:42 Score: 3
I can't believe I missed this! Pippin is teaching some of the hobbits who
want to learn swordplay, but all through the lesson are memories of Boromir
and the quest, and the lessons that he and Merry shared not all that long
before. The details are marvelous, and I absolutely howled at Pippin's
memory of Merry's comment concerning the proper grip.
-----------------------------------
Title: In <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3477&cid=13136>
the Hands of the King · Author: Gwynnyd
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
6> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gondor Drabble · ID: 22
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=22>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:33:51 Score: 2
Beregond really looks at his son, as if he's looking for damage, as the two
of them confront their fears and hopes in this brief, illuminating moment.
-----------------------------------
Title: An Unexpected Gift
<http://www.freewebs.com/aure/anunexpectedgift.htm> · Author: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 584
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=584>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:35:47 Score: 1
Even a flawed gift can have value, if you know what to look for. An
interesting moment between Gandalf and Denethor.
-----------------------------------
Title: Kindred
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1865&cid=9411> Spirits ·
Author: Elana
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=51
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 299
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=299>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:38:02 Score: 1
I hadn't thought of this before, but it's true. A nice insight!
-----------------------------------
Title: Echo <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1002> · Author:
Nancy
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
5> Brooke · Races/Places: Gondor: Drabble · ID: 684
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=684>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:40:55 Score: 1
I like Pippin "touching everything" as if it will somehow summon Boromir to
come and yell at him.
-----------------------------------
Title: Interrupted
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3116&cid=12144> Journeys:
Part Three - Journeys Begin · Author: elliska
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=14
3> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Mirkwood · ID: 1311
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1311>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 21:42:15 Score: 7
The Interrupted Journeys series is a fascinating look at Thranduil and his
family throughout the Third Age, as they move their stronghold further North
and try to fend off the encroaching Darkness....

This (unfinished) story focuses on Thranduil's growing family, with Legolas
and various cousins, real and extended-family, still very young. But trouble
is brewing: a conspiracy has arisen against Thranduil amongst some of the
Elves in his realm, led by Marti, an unstable Noldorin elleth that we have
met in the other stories. And she appears to be conspiring with evil
Easterlings to attack the king's family; there are attempts to capture
Lindomiel and also Legolas.

This story ranges from delight in the antics of elflings to extreme tension
as Thranduil and his advisors discover the depths of the conspiracy. It's
very tense, and very exciting. I look forward to reading each chapter.

-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3484&cid=13200>
Good Custom · Author: Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 1380
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1380>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:42:29 Score: 2
The joy of giving is a gift too. This is a nice interchange between Faramir
and Pippin, and one that has great appeal as a plotbunny for a larger story.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3594&cid=13632> Gift ·
Author: maranya14
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=12
0> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Drabble · ID: 480
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=480>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 21:44:23 Score: 1
Nicely done! One for the dwarves, and one for the men of Dale and as a
bonus, one for the hobbits as well!
-----------------------------------
Title: sworn brothers <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1420933/1/> · Author:
elfqueen2003
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=17
1> · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 864
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=864>
Reviewer: Lindelea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
> · 2005-10-02 23:00:50 Score: 1
Shows promise; author can write dialogue and description but would do better
if heeding "canon".
-----------------------------------
Title: Homecoming
<http://fanfiction.emyn-arnen.net/viewstory.php?sid=314&i=1> · Author:
Tanaqui
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=40
> · Genres: Romance · ID: 541
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=541>
Reviewer: Elena
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
7> Tiriel · 2005-10-02 23:09:06 Score: 8
"Homecoming" is a fascinating look into the relationship between Faramir and
Éowyn in the very early days of their marriage. It is a realistic look,
which means that it is not all sweetness and light. They are really learning
their new roles as spouses.

Éowyn is very unsure of herself, not understanding yet how Faramir responds
to some situations by withdrawing, not yet knowing how to initiate behaviors
from him, like sex, for example.

Faramir is still grieving over his father's death, and that affects his
ability to settle into the Steward's mansion with his new wife -- there are
too many memories, happy and not.

But the two of them find ways to create happier memories for the rooms in
the house... which is where Tanaqui's writing really shines. She does not
write smut -- she writes about realistic sexual activity... and sexual
activity isn't all hearts and flowers. Sometimes it is wonderful and
sometimes it is just plain uncomfortable and distasteful and upsetting; and
Tanaqui also shows that part.

And I love the very hopeful note that this story ends on. Very nice writing,
Tanaqui!

-----------------------------------
Title: Life in the Angle <http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1600>
· Author: Leaward
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=22
2> · Genres: Romance · ID: 181
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=181>
Reviewer: MysteriousWays
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
2> · 2005-10-02 23:21:01 Score: 10
How do I love this story, let me count the ways.

Well, actually I will not count the ways as that is to near to organization.


This story goes where few have gone before. I think that is why I like it so
much. I read mostly fan fiction of hobbits. The problem with that is much of
it is rehashing the same plots with the same characters. So earlier this
year I started a C2 group at fanfiction.net. The purpose of the group is to
promote stories that use characters that are beyond the Fellowship. This
story and all of Leward's stories not only get away from the Fellowship but
she dares to dive into a little written of culture.

Tolkien wrote enough of the Dunedain into his stories to make it clear that
this people really mattered to him. But he never quite managed to find the
time to go into the tales of these people. Leaward picked up where Tolkien
left off. She did careful research as Tolkien would have done and came up
with a rich tapestry of details that I think the professor truly would have
admired.

I know there are readers out there who feel that there is not point to
writing fan fiction if you are not going to have it focus on the books
characters. But I see it differently. In a letter to his publisher Tolkien
said he hoped that others would be inspired by his work to expand upon it in
whatever ways they wished. Leaward has done this. In "Life in the Angle" she
paints a clear and inviting picture of this mysterious group of people that
lived in exile in Middle Earth. Aragorn's people.

Their story needed to be told and I think Leaward did that admirably. I love
her characters. I love her take on what the elves are like. Elrond's sons
are dignified and fun. I don't think I will ever be able to put a baby in a
crib again without thinking of them. Tarkil and Poppy perfectly show that
the true romance in marriage is the give and take and staying strong when
all around you is crumbling. Even the villians are wonderful. I absolutely
loved being ticked off at them.

This story is the direction I would like to see more fan fiction go. Telling
of the Fellowship by telling of the culture the members come from.


-----------------------------------
Title: Flowers
<http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge01/6353.html#cutid1> in
Disguise · Author: Holdur
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
8> · Races/Places: Hobbits · ID: 377
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=377>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:28:57 Score: 1
Sweet little Sam - trying so hard. But it's an important thing to learn -
and not only for a gardener.
-----------------------------------
Title: Under
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1887&cid=12467> Siege ·
Author: Forodwaith
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=50
> · Races/Places: Elves: Drabble · ID: 387
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=387>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:29:29 Score: 1
We forget sometimes that there were other battles outside of the Black Gate.
This reminds us, using deft imagery.
-----------------------------------
Title: A <http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1865&cid=7890>
Father’s Choice · Author: Elana
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=51
> · Races/Places: Gondor: Drabble · ID: 298
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=298>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:30:37 Score: 1
Lyrical language for a hard choice.
-----------------------------------
Title: Once
<http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Chapter.php?CHid=1143> ·
Author: Meril
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=29
3> · Races/Places: Villains: Nazgul · ID: 485
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=485>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:35:01 Score: 2
How odd to think of the Ring being presented like a watch that fell off the
back of a truck, and yet it works well enough in this context.
-----------------------------------
Title: The One and
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4294> True Dark Lord
· Author: Werecat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=83
> · Genres: Crossovers · ID: 358
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=358>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:37:56 Score: 2
I stumbled across this once before and it made me laugh then, too. How
appropriate that the megalomaniacs should be banished together, and how true
that their meeting would spark contempt!
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter_view.cfm?NGID=90&STID=2061&S
POrdinal=6> Swan Feather · Author: Starlight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
5> · Genres: Romance: Vignette · ID: 50
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=50>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:39:01 Score: 3
How lovely to see the softer and more romantic side of one who is usually
portrayed as rather monstrous. Not only does he indulge Finduilas's
superstititions - he indulges in his own. Their marriage seems off to a
promising start. A most enjoyable tale.
-----------------------------------
Title: Winter <http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2202>
Solstice · Author: Fileg
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
6> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Gapfiller · ID: 727
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=727>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:42:01 Score: 3
Elrond faces his own doubts about the Fellowship in this vignette, but finds
hope too, in what is left when all the outer layers of defense have been
stripped away. The thought of them all agreeing to Boromir's horn cry at the
outset struck me most strongly here, but there is a great deal of strong
imagery.
-----------------------------------
Title: Leaves
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter.cfm?STID=419&NGID=1> and
Stones · Author: Starlight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Vignette · ID: 522
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=522>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:43:29 Score: 2
It is good to see Legolas discovering something while out of his comfort
zone - and observing something different about the dwarf while he does it.
-----------------------------------
Title: Uncover
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter_view.cfm?NGID=102&STID=2359&
SPOrdinal=16> the Past, Discover the Future · Author: Starlight
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
5> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Vignette · ID: 524
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=524>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:48:00 Score: 3
And so their relationship begins to build and develop understanding of one
for the other. Lothlorien is probably a good place for Gimli to read the
Book - and I hope he left it in Galadriel's safe-keeping when the Fellowship
moved on. I can't see it having survived the rest of the journey in Gimli's
pack!
-----------------------------------
Title: Keeping the
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3038> Watch · Author:
ErinRua
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=26
7> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Pre-War of the Ring · ID: 333
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=333>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:48:28 Score: 2
A chance enounter, made a distance, but still one which would have left a
strong impression I think. I love the hobbity details and the personalities
of the two hobbits as they observe the injured Ranger.
-----------------------------------
Title: Of Durin and
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3408> Kibil-nala ·
Author: Mantida
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=30
4> · Races/Places: Dwarves · ID: 473
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=473>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:53:46 Score: 2
The eloquent use of language, very like a formal tale from the Professor
himself, marks this "legend" about why Cirdan has a beard. And the way the
tale unfolds you find it hard to think of a flaw in it, as well. A happy
discovery!
-----------------------------------
Title: The Eagle
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=4167> Silmarillion ·
Author: Tehta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
5> · Genres: Humor: Animals · ID: 554
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=554>
Reviewer: Bodkin
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=41
1> · 2005-10-02 23:56:40 Score: 3
Gravity! On you Wingless Ones! I just love Thorondor's embarrassment here.
And the Magpie One - who stole the shiny things. An eagle's perspective on
events is just so different. I loved his contempt for seagulls. (But at
least Elwing made it out in time!) A most enjoyable story.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Birthday
<http://www.berryarts.com/marigold/fic_abirthdayparty.html> Party · Author:
Marigold
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=98
> · Races/Places: Hobbits: Merry & Pippin · ID: 1171
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=1171>
Reviewer: Rabidsamfan
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=38
0> · 2005-10-02 23:57:36 Score: 1
Pippin has his own plans for Merry's birthday party, but at least they
include making sure the Merry has a good time!
-----------------------------------
Title: This
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/glorfindelerestor/thissilence.txt> Silence ·
Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Elves · ID: 566
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=566>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
So poignant and so touching, it always makes me teary. The ending was the
last thing I expected first time I read it. Everything just falls together
brilliantly, the characters’ behaviour just fitting so well with one
another, despite the fact they are so different.
-----------------------------------
Title: Choose
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/elrohirelladan/chooseyourfate.txt> Your Fate
· Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Races/Places: Elves: Poetry · ID: 568
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=568>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
An impressive feat of poetry, especially given every line rhymes! Rhyming
and getting a poem to make sense is a very difficult thing and you’d managed
it extremely well. For what is normally depicted as a very serious scene,
you’ve managed to inject humour, yet not lose the thoughtfulness.
-----------------------------------
Title: Ballad
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/legolasboromir/balladforboromirandlegolas.txt
> For Boromir And Legolas · Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Poetry · ID: 567
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=567>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
I love the formatting you apply to your poems, it really adds to the overall
effect. Once again, you manage to inject a subtle amount of humour into more
serious topic. A lovely ending, despite the sorrow.
-----------------------------------
Title: The
<http://www.libraryofmoria.com/legolasgimli/theflowersandthesun.txt> Flower
and the Sun · Author: Ezra's
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
8> Persian Kitty · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural: Post-War of the Ring · ID:
569
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=569>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
Such a different side of Gimli to what is normally depicted in stories. Such
a welcome change to the coarse character that we usually see. The comparison
and parallels between a flower, the sun and the two characters worked
extremely well! I was most surprised to see just how well it all came
together. A lovely short story.
-----------------------------------
Title: Not
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?STID=944&SPOrdinal=3>
In Our Stars · Author: Dwimordene
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=8>
· Races/Places: Men: Eriador · ID: 245
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=245>
Reviewer: Kenaz
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=24
4> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
Utterly heartbreaking and deftly written, this piece is wonderfully
evocative and utterly sad. Dwimordene is an expert at wordcraft and sets her
scenes beautifully. It's hard for me to say which of her stories is my
favorite.
-----------------------------------
Title: Where Roses Grow <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1832295/1/> · Author:
pippinfan88
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=33
1> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War: Shire · ID: 589
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=589>
Reviewer: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 6
This wonderful story was an intimate peek inside hobbit culture, written
with such a careful eye for detail that its verisimilitude is almost
heart-wrenching. One almost feels that the reader is actually inside the
community of the Tooklands. With many characters developed to sound
roundness, a sense of actual community has been accomplished by the writer,
and the descriptives are so wonderfully detailed that I could almost smell
the inside of the Great Smials and the countryside surrounding it. Plotline
and sub-plot were well thought-out and characterization was deftly handled.
It even accomplished its own subtext and adhered to Tolkien's world with
good craftmanship and great love for and care of canon.
-----------------------------------
Title: I Won't! <http://www.livejournal.com/users/__tk__/15595.html#cutid1>
· Author: TopKat
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=32
9> · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 570
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=570>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
So sad... And the song fitted in perfectly - it really added to the overall
feel of the story, despite the fact that the song was so definitely modern
as compared to the story. A nice contrast and an open ending that leaves you
wondering.
-----------------------------------
Title: Death
<http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/L/Luna/DeathAwakening.htm> Awakening ·
Author: Luna
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=34
8> · Races/Places: Gondor: Drabble · ID: 647
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=647>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
A touching insight into the mind of Boromir, with a different, less angsty
spin on it than many pieces that deal with this issue. An interesting theme
to deal with in drabble form, but one that works exceptionally well.
-----------------------------------
Title: Mist <http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/B/Bernsteinnixe/Mist.htm>
· Author: bernstein_nixe
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=36
7> · Races/Places: Elves · ID: 731
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=731>
Reviewer: Naresha
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=11
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 4
Oh my god! This made me cry SO much! Every word evoked a new emotion in me.
It was just so beautiful - just two moments in time so evocatively
described!!! Time just seemed to freeze in that final moment - it was so
sad, yet so beautiful. The true emotion I felt whilst reading this is
indescribable! No matter what I say, it never feels like I have truly
captured the emotion it made me feel. Thank you, thank you, thank you for
writing this and for sharing it.
-----------------------------------
Title: While We Dwelt in Fear <http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1364027/1/> ·
Author: pearltook1
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=72
> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: The Shire · ID: 632
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=632>
Reviewer: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 9
This amazing gap-filler could very well have been a part of the books. I
particularly like what Pearl did with Pippin and his lineage. If the author
didn't do massive research on the histories of countries under occupation
you'd never know it from this story. This took great dedication and
imagination. It was well researched for calender, hobbit names and places
and anything else canon you wish to throw in. Plot, subplot and
characterization are strong and complete, lending verisimilitude in
abundance. This has such a sense of completeness about it that it could
easily be made a movie in its own right.

The story of the occupation of the Shire is suitably dark, yet laced through
with the determination and hope of a splendid people. She has filled the
Shire with characters so true to life, you could swear they are based on you
family, friends and neighbors.

I loved the author's characterizations of Tolkien folk which were mentioned
in the books, but never really filled out. With this story, Pearl Took has
taken that task on with a talent best described as deft and meaningful. She
puts her very heart into her work, and this one, above all, for me, is a
splendid example of her dedication to her craft.
-----------------------------------
Title: Something
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=3065&cid=13460> to Do
before the End · Author: Lindelea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
> · Books/Time: Gap-Filler · ID: 753
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=753>
Reviewer: pipkinsweetgrass
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=15
7> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 10
True to canon and character, I found this story to be a wonderful study in
Boromir's character. His duties continue, and the character is written in
such a soldierly fashion I could almost see him. Pippin, too, is totally in
character, a bright spirit edged in just the right amount of darkness that
the writing of this hobbit, like the writing of Boromir, is perfectly
outlined and straight from the book. Reading this, I could feel how well
these two had learned the inner workings of each other as only brothers in
arms can. Boromir knows just what to say to each soldier he encounters, and
I wasn't at all surprised to see him spend a little extra effort for his
hobbit friend. The ending is so touchingly perfect and true to the
characters that I simply couldn't not nominate this story.

This is, quite simply and directly, beautiful. It is most fitting that
Boromir would watch over not only his city, but his brothers-in-arms. Most
especially he would not desert the child of his heart, and this story
illustrated that point with a fine touch and an artistic eye. Boromir would
indeed think in terms of a drill. He was Gondor's finest soldier, and I'm
sure he took great pains to teach Merry and Pippin all he could in the time
alotted him. I liked how the author had him mention the worthiness of the
deeds of both Pippin and Beregond, and his gratitude for their saving
Faramir. Also he would certainly remind Pippin his cousin needed him, and
doing so illustrated the Captain-General also loved Merry and worried about
him, too. The characterizations was well turned, the dialogue perfect, and
the story was very canon. The author has a grasp of language most admirable
and an eye for the beauty which may be wrought with words in a manner so
deft it is almost painterly. The author handled my favorite characters with
obvious love. How grateful I am for this story!

-----------------------------------
Title: Jerusalem
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1748> · Author:
Amarie
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=21
1> · Genres: Crossovers · ID: 658
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=658>
Reviewer: Ainaechoiriel
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=2>
· 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
I read this one quite some time ago and it was so touching. Amarie blended
two two times very well. If Elves are immortal, then it's not unthinkable to
think one could have seen Jesus in his day. And the kind words spoken to him
by Jesus.... Perfectly in character.
-----------------------------------
Title: Starlight,
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=2785> Starbright ·
Author: Mariposa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
0> · Genres: Humor: Hobbits · ID: 309
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=309>
Reviewer: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 4
I love humor and this story made me laugh out loud. Frodo's attempts to keep
Pippin in line and Pippin's desire to tell his rather rude story about a
certain grouping of stars to the other member's of the fellowship made for
entertaining reading. The author does a wonderful job of including the
different legends of each race and keeps everyone in character through the
tale.
-----------------------------------
Title: Pawns
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2624&cid=10226> · Author:
Tialys
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=23
0> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings: Hobbits · ID: 310
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=310>
Reviewer: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 2
This is a very interesting look at exactly how Sam feels about Frodo's part
in the quest. Lovely use of symbolism and quiet conversation between
friends.
-----------------------------------
Title: A Took by Any
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=3330> Other Name ·
Author: Lindelea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=27
> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Fourth Age · ID: 773
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=reviewsBrowse&show_all=n
o&navbar_perpage=500&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_page=10&form_story_filter=773>
Reviewer: grey_wonderer
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=62
> · 2005-10-03 00:00:00 Score: 3
The author has a way of telling a story and keeping it fresh while
connecting it to all of her other lovely tales. This fits perfectly into her
universe. I enjoyed the banter between Merry and Pippin in this as well as
the rela<br/><br/>(Message over 64 KB, truncated)

Msg# 5587

Final Author Reviews 10/2/2005 Posted by Ainaechoiriel October 03, 2005 - 0:43:48 Topic ID# 5587
253 Author Reviews today!

-----------------------------------------
Author: Acacea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
6> · ID: 196
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=196> · Books/Time: Gap-Filler [58]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-01 23:05:30 Score: 7
Acacea's real gift, at least in the stories nominated this year seems to be
Faramir's character. He's amazingly complex, but she seems to capture each
of these aspects in a way that's astounding. For example, "Legacy" shows us
Faramir as a father and how he tied the past in with the future; that seemed
a fitting extrapolation from the fact that he's a scholar. On the other
hand, "Dawn" shows him embracing the future for its own right whereas
"Restoration" shows his hope for the future and how the more mythic
qualities of the Ring War plays into it. What's truly astounding about this
is that each of these slight variations is consistent with each other; they
interlock in a really interesting way. THis shows to me a conception of the
character that extends beyond the piece in question, something I really
appreciate.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Acacea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
6> · ID: 196
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=196> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War [142]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-01 23:23:49 Score: 7
Acacea's real gift, at least in the stories nominated this year seems to be
Faramir's character. He's amazingly complex, but she seems to capture each
of these aspects in a way that's astounding. For example, "Legacy" shows us
Faramir as a father and how he tied the past in with the future; that seemed
a fitting extrapolation from the fact that he's a scholar. On the other
hand, "Dawn" shows him embracing the future for its own right whereas
"Restoration" shows his hope for the future and how the more mythic
qualities of the Ring War plays into it. What's truly astounding about this
is that each of these slight variations is consistent with each other; they
interlock in a really interesting way. THis shows to me a conception of the
character that extends beyond the piece in question, something I really
appreciate.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Acacea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
6> · ID: 196
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=196> · Books/Time: The Hobbit [22]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-01 23:27:22 Score: 7
Acacea's real gift, at least in the stories nominated this year seems to be
Faramir's character. He's amazingly complex, but she seems to capture each
of these aspects in a way that's astounding. For example, "Legacy" shows us
Faramir as a father and how he tied the past in with the future; that seemed
a fitting extrapolation from the fact that he's a scholar. On the other
hand, "Dawn" shows him embracing the future for its own right whereas
"Restoration" shows his hope for the future and how the more mythic
qualities of the Ring War plays into it. What's truly astounding about this
is that each of these slight variations is consistent with each other; they
interlock in a really interesting way. THis shows to me a conception of the
character that extends beyond the piece in question, something I really
appreciate.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Acacea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
6> · ID: 196
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=196> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings [111]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-01 23:31:41 Score: 7
Acacea's real gift, at least in the stories nominated this year seems to be
Faramir's character. He's amazingly complex, but she seems to capture each
of these aspects in a way that's astounding. For example, "Legacy" shows us
Faramir as a father and how he tied the past in with the future; that seemed
a fitting extrapolation from the fact that he's a scholar. On the other
hand, "Dawn" shows him embracing the future for its own right whereas
"Restoration" shows his hope for the future and how the more mythic
qualities of the Ring War plays into it. What's truly astounding about this
is that each of these slight variations is consistent with each other; they
interlock in a really interesting way. THis shows to me a conception of the
character that extends beyond the piece in question, something I really
appreciate.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Acacea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
6> · ID: 196
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=196> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst) [135]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-01 23:31:59 Score: 7
Acacea's real gift, at least in the stories nominated this year seems to be
Faramir's character. He's amazingly complex, but she seems to capture each
of these aspects in a way that's astounding. For example, "Legacy" shows us
Faramir as a father and how he tied the past in with the future; that seemed
a fitting extrapolation from the fact that he's a scholar. On the other
hand, "Dawn" shows him embracing the future for its own right whereas
"Restoration" shows his hope for the future and how the more mythic
qualities of the Ring War plays into it. What's truly astounding about this
is that each of these slight variations is consistent with each other; they
interlock in a really interesting way. THis shows to me a conception of the
character that extends beyond the piece in question, something I really
appreciate.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Acacea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
6> · ID: 196
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=196> · Races/Places: Gondor [79]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-01 23:33:00 Score: 7
Acacea's real gift, at least in the stories nominated this year seems to be
Faramir's character. He's amazingly complex, but she seems to capture each
of these aspects in a way that's astounding. For example, "Legacy" shows us
Faramir as a father and how he tied the past in with the future; that seemed
a fitting extrapolation from the fact that he's a scholar. On the other
hand, "Dawn" shows him embracing the future for its own right whereas
"Restoration" shows his hope for the future and how the more mythic
qualities of the Ring War plays into it. What's truly astounding about this
is that each of these slight variations is consistent with each other; they
interlock in a really interesting way. THis shows to me a conception of the
character that extends beyond the piece in question, something I really
appreciate.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Acacea
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=19
6> · ID: 196
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=196> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings [111]: Drabble
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-01 23:33:30 Score: 7
Acacea's real gift, at least in the stories nominated this year seems to be
Faramir's character. He's amazingly complex, but she seems to capture each
of these aspects in a way that's astounding. For example, "Legacy" shows us
Faramir as a father and how he tied the past in with the future; that seemed
a fitting extrapolation from the fact that he's a scholar. On the other
hand, "Dawn" shows him embracing the future for its own right whereas
"Restoration" shows his hope for the future and how the more mythic
qualities of the Ring War plays into it. What's truly astounding about this
is that each of these slight variations is consistent with each other; they
interlock in a really interesting way. THis shows to me a conception of the
character that extends beyond the piece in question, something I really
appreciate.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Aeneid
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
1> · ID: 201
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=201> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings [111]: Poem
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-01 23:53:42 Score: 5
Aeneid writes original characters like no one's nbusiness. Whether it's Gil
in "Sight" or the whole cast in "Adraefan" and "The Laughing Oliphaunt", the
characters are always well-realised, three-dimensional with real flaws, and
they always fit well into what we know of Gondorian culture. It always
amazes me the different genres that you can write: romance/erotica, drama,
and oh so definitely humour. I was laughing out loud at places, often
seconds after being near tears; that takes a lot of talent.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Aeneid
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
1> · ID: 201
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=201> · Genres: Alternate Universe [20]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-01 23:54:00 Score: 5
Aeneid writes original characters like no one's nbusiness. Whether it's Gil
in "Sight" or the whole cast in "Adraefan" and "The Laughing Oliphaunt", the
characters are always well-realised, three-dimensional with real flaws, and
they always fit well into what we know of Gondorian culture. It always
amazes me the different genres that you can write: romance/erotica, drama,
and oh so definitely humour. I was laughing out loud at places, often
seconds after being near tears; that takes a lot of talent.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Aeneid
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
1> · ID: 201
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=201> · Races/Places: Gondor [79]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-01 23:54:17 Score: 5
Aeneid writes original characters like no one's nbusiness. Whether it's Gil
in "Sight" or the whole cast in "Adraefan" and "The Laughing Oliphaunt", the
characters are always well-realised, three-dimensional with real flaws, and
they always fit well into what we know of Gondorian culture. It always
amazes me the different genres that you can write: romance/erotica, drama,
and oh so definitely humour. I was laughing out loud at places, often
seconds after being near tears; that takes a lot of talent.
-----------------------------------------
Author: SilverMoonLady
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=34
3> · ID: 343
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=343> · Books/Time: Gap-Filler [58]: Drabble
Reviewer: Ghettoelleth
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=23
7> · 2005-10-02 00:01:03 Score: 10
Oh dear. My darling Sil is one of those very wicked people who dragged me
kicking and screaming into a world where little munchkins with hairy feet
have sex and we're all foaming at the mouth to watch. Sil really is taking
courses from some of the lesser demons and is a sort of, 'cajole by
example.' evangelical machiavelli. In other words, no one is safe until all
the world has recognized that Hobbitcentric romance is every bit as steamy
and wonderful as is the elven and human variety. I was forced to lock myself
away for several days upon discovering that, whilst reading one of
SilverMoonLady's stories, my upper lip was actually sweating. (Shut up, Sil,
I did not have a flashlight and printed pages of Hobbit smut under the bed.)
Well, I probably would have been fine after that, just knowing I was safe
from the most evil and hated entities, the dark elves, the fallen Ainur, the
dwarves. Hahaha, I say, but then...that's for other reviews. I would just
like to thank you, SilverMoonLady, for giving that initial push off the
diving board and into the ole muddy river which began my descent and also, I
wanted to let you know that I'm now here amongst the really pissed off and
gaining on you. You know what they say, if everyone's cranky, this must be
Styx.
In summation, if you want to secure your spot in the abyss, read
SilverMoonLady's yummy Hobbit fics, her Merry is one of the coolest guys and
he just exudes an aura of manly, self possessed gentleman that is strangely
attractive. Oh crap, there I go again.



-----------------------------------------
Author: Ithilwen
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=28
6> · ID: 286
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=286> · Books/Time: The Silmarillion [67]: General
Reviewer: Ghettoelleth
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=23
7> · 2005-10-02 00:03:13 Score: 10
Wow, I have not been completely blown away be an author's talent within the
Tolkien fan fic world in a long time, but I am almost speechless. I have
spent the last couple of hours reading this author's fiction, both what is
nominated here as well as what she has available on her site, and I am damn
near fan girling this author. She makes me want to say things like, her
Caranthir is teh hawt, and make that weird squealing noise but then I'd have
to take my life so...no. But her writing is definately not to be missed.
Though usually I gag at the pretention of overly anal adherence to canon
because, lets face it, canon is the stuff Tolkien wrote and nothing else, I
did not get a sense of being patronized by this author in the least. What I
did feel was a sense of passion for Tolkien's characters and an overriding
desire to do justice to a greatly admired author. Well, she has achieved
uncategorical success in my humble opinion. Though I must confess, I did not
read the slash stories, nothing personal but, A) I have had more gay Maeglin
than I can stomach any longer and B) Tolkien was a tridentine catholic, ergo
Maedhros and Fingon would have been stage performers perhaps, but never gay.
Of the fics I did read, her Caranthir, good lord, simply jumps off the page
as do her Aredhel and Eol. It was also entirely refreshing to read through a
fic without pausing to beta in my head every few lines. I get enough of that
with my own crap. I believe Haleth recommend Ithilwen's fics a while back
and I'm truly sorry I didn't have time then to read some of them. These are
stories that deserve to be read more than once, wonderfully stylized and
brilliantly rendered. Bravo Ithilwen
-----------------------------------------
Author: AfterEver
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
2> · ID: 202
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=202> · Books/Time: The Silmarillion [67]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 00:25:10 Score: 2
AfterEver seems to write two time periods (the elves of the First Age and
Rivendell in the late Third), and both of them really well. The way she can
develop complete worlds is admirable.
-----------------------------------------
Author: AfterEver
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
2> · ID: 202
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=202> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst) [135]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 00:25:39 Score: 2
AfterEver seems to write two time periods (the elves of the First Age and
Rivendell in the late Third), and both of them really well. The way she can
develop complete worlds is admirable.
-----------------------------------------
Author: AfterEver
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
2> · ID: 202
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=202> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural [80]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 00:25:40 Score: 2
AfterEver seems to write two time periods (the elves of the First Age and
Rivendell in the late Third), and both of them really well. The way she can
develop complete worlds is admirable.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Ainaechoiriel
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=2>
· ID: 2
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=2> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War [142]: Drabble
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:34:15 Score: 2
Ainaechoiriel can make Legolas come alive for me. You infuse him with depth,
which is something that I have always struggled to see.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Ainaechoiriel
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=2>
· ID: 2
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=2> · Books/Time: The Silmarillion [67]: Drabble
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:34:34 Score: 2
Ainaechoiriel can make Legolas come alive for me. You infuse him with depth,
which is something that I have always struggled to see.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Ainaechoiriel
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=2>
· ID: 2
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=2> · Genres: Humor [85]: Poem
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:34:35 Score: 2
Ainaechoiriel can make Legolas come alive for me. You infuse him with depth,
which is something that I have always struggled to see.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Alawa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
3> · ID: 103
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=103> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War [142]: Drabble
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:44:44 Score: 5
Alawa brings an amazing depth and reality to Eriador, which I know from
personal experience is very hard to do and make it still feel connected to
canon. She is perhaps best known for her poetry, and she shines on that note
here, but her vignettes are what really grab me. I think my favourite ones
are the ones where she deals with customs (as in "Of Herbs and Stewed
Rabbit"), and where she looks at the family relationships like she does in
"Love's Labours". And as always, her Aragorn and Bilbo are particularly
enjoyable. Thank you for all the lovely reads, Alawa.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Alawa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
3> · ID: 103
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=103> · Books/Time: The Hobbit [22]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:45:02 Score: 5
Alawa brings an amazing depth and reality to Eriador, which I know from
personal experience is very hard to do and make it still feel connected to
canon. She is perhaps best known for her poetry, and she shines on that note
here, but her vignettes are what really grab me. I think my favourite ones
are the ones where she deals with customs (as in "Of Herbs and Stewed
Rabbit"), and where she looks at the family relationships like she does in
"Love's Labours". And as always, her Aragorn and Bilbo are particularly
enjoyable. Thank you for all the lovely reads, Alawa.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Alawa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
3> · ID: 103
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=103> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings [111]: Poem
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:45:03 Score: 5
Alawa brings an amazing depth and reality to Eriador, which I know from
personal experience is very hard to do and make it still feel connected to
canon. She is perhaps best known for her poetry, and she shines on that note
here, but her vignettes are what really grab me. I think my favourite ones
are the ones where she deals with customs (as in "Of Herbs and Stewed
Rabbit"), and where she looks at the family relationships like she does in
"Love's Labours". And as always, her Aragorn and Bilbo are particularly
enjoyable. Thank you for all the lovely reads, Alawa.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Alawa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
3> · ID: 103
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=103> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst) [135]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:45:04 Score: 5
Alawa brings an amazing depth and reality to Eriador, which I know from
personal experience is very hard to do and make it still feel connected to
canon. She is perhaps best known for her poetry, and she shines on that note
here, but her vignettes are what really grab me. I think my favourite ones
are the ones where she deals with customs (as in "Of Herbs and Stewed
Rabbit"), and where she looks at the family relationships like she does in
"Love's Labours". And as always, her Aragorn and Bilbo are particularly
enjoyable. Thank you for all the lovely reads, Alawa.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Alawa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
3> · ID: 103
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=103> · Genres: Romance [72]: Poem
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:45:05 Score: 5
Alawa brings an amazing depth and reality to Eriador, which I know from
personal experience is very hard to do and make it still feel connected to
canon. She is perhaps best known for her poetry, and she shines on that note
here, but her vignettes are what really grab me. I think my favourite ones
are the ones where she deals with customs (as in "Of Herbs and Stewed
Rabbit"), and where she looks at the family relationships like she does in
"Love's Labours". And as always, her Aragorn and Bilbo are particularly
enjoyable. Thank you for all the lovely reads, Alawa.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Alawa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
3> · ID: 103
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=103> · Races/Places: Gondor [79]: Poem
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:45:22 Score: 5
Alawa brings an amazing depth and reality to Eriador, which I know from
personal experience is very hard to do and make it still feel connected to
canon. She is perhaps best known for her poetry, and she shines on that note
here, but her vignettes are what really grab me. I think my favourite ones
are the ones where she deals with customs (as in "Of Herbs and Stewed
Rabbit"), and where she looks at the family relationships like she does in
"Love's Labours". And as always, her Aragorn and Bilbo are particularly
enjoyable. Thank you for all the lovely reads, Alawa.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Alawa
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=10
3> · ID: 103
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=103> · Races/Places: Men [31]: Poem
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:45:23 Score: 5
Alawa brings an amazing depth and reality to Eriador, which I know from
personal experience is very hard to do and make it still feel connected to
canon. She is perhaps best known for her poetry, and she shines on that note
here, but her vignettes are what really grab me. I think my favourite ones
are the ones where she deals with customs (as in "Of Herbs and Stewed
Rabbit"), and where she looks at the family relationships like she does in
"Love's Labours". And as always, her Aragorn and Bilbo are particularly
enjoyable. Thank you for all the lovely reads, Alawa.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Aliana
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
8> · ID: 208
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=208> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War [142]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:55:12 Score: 8
There's just one day left of voting and I'm only on the A's of the author
list, so I'm afraid I'm going to have to sacrifice points for time here.
It's not that Aliana doesn't deserve all ten.

In the future when I run into someone who claims that a Mary Sue is
equivalent with being an OFC I think I'm going to point to "Fallen". Here is
a protagonist who is an original character in a story populated almost
entirely by other original characters, yet there is nothing Sueish about her
in my mind. She has real faults, real temptations, faces real problems. I
don't normally read WIPs, but "Fallen" is one I'm willing to make an
exception for.

And I know Aliana can handle almost anything -- from the pathos we see in
"Object Lessons" to the sidesplitting humour of "A Proper Course of Action".
And she showed us in "To Labor and to Wait" how she really can write short
pieces with a lot of punch, too. I'm looking forward to seeing how they all
fit together in "Fallen" -- and whatever else she decides to try.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Aliana
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
8> · ID: 208
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=208> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings [111]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:55:42 Score: 8
There's just one day left of voting and I'm only on the A's of the author
list, so I'm afraid I'm going to have to sacrifice points for time here.
It's not that Aliana doesn't deserve all ten.

In the future when I run into someone who claims that a Mary Sue is
equivalent with being an OFC I think I'm going to point to "Fallen". Here is
a protagonist who is an original character in a story populated almost
entirely by other original characters, yet there is nothing Sueish about her
in my mind. She has real faults, real temptations, faces real problems. I
don't normally read WIPs, but "Fallen" is one I'm willing to make an
exception for.

And I know Aliana can handle almost anything -- from the pathos we see in
"Object Lessons" to the sidesplitting humour of "A Proper Course of Action".
And she showed us in "To Labor and to Wait" how she really can write short
pieces with a lot of punch, too. I'm looking forward to seeing how they all
fit together in "Fallen" -- and whatever else she decides to try.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Aliana
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
8> · ID: 208
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=208> · Genres: Humor [85]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:55:44 Score: 8
There's just one day left of voting and I'm only on the A's of the author
list, so I'm afraid I'm going to have to sacrifice points for time here.
It's not that Aliana doesn't deserve all ten.

In the future when I run into someone who claims that a Mary Sue is
equivalent with being an OFC I think I'm going to point to "Fallen". Here is
a protagonist who is an original character in a story populated almost
entirely by other original characters, yet there is nothing Sueish about her
in my mind. She has real faults, real temptations, faces real problems. I
don't normally read WIPs, but "Fallen" is one I'm willing to make an
exception for.

And I know Aliana can handle almost anything -- from the pathos we see in
"Object Lessons" to the sidesplitting humour of "A Proper Course of Action".
And she showed us in "To Labor and to Wait" how she really can write short
pieces with a lot of punch, too. I'm looking forward to seeing how they all
fit together in "Fallen" -- and whatever else she decides to try.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Aliana
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
8> · ID: 208
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=208> · Races/Places: Gondor [79]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:55:44 Score: 8
There's just one day left of voting and I'm only on the A's of the author
list, so I'm afraid I'm going to have to sacrifice points for time here.
It's not that Aliana doesn't deserve all ten.

In the future when I run into someone who claims that a Mary Sue is
equivalent with being an OFC I think I'm going to point to "Fallen". Here is
a protagonist who is an original character in a story populated almost
entirely by other original characters, yet there is nothing Sueish about her
in my mind. She has real faults, real temptations, faces real problems. I
don't normally read WIPs, but "Fallen" is one I'm willing to make an
exception for.

And I know Aliana can handle almost anything -- from the pathos we see in
"Object Lessons" to the sidesplitting humour of "A Proper Course of Action".
And she showed us in "To Labor and to Wait" how she really can write short
pieces with a lot of punch, too. I'm looking forward to seeing how they all
fit together in "Fallen" -- and whatever else she decides to try.
-----------------------------------------
Author: AmandaK
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
9> · ID: 209
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=209> · Books/Time: Gap-Filler [58]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:58:25 Score: 5
AmandaK is greater at writing the softer side of Middle-earth. Not that
that's all she can do, as she shows she can handle despair and villainy
quite well in "Enmities". But she also possesses a talent that I admire
greatly just because it's something I try to put in my own writing and so
know how hard it is: writing young kids as distinctly the character they
will become, and at the same time not saccharine-y. I always look forward to
reading her stuff, because almost without fail it's always an enjoyable
read.
-----------------------------------------
Author: AmandaK
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
9> · ID: 209
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=209> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst) [135]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:58:45 Score: 5
AmandaK is greater at writing the softer side of Middle-earth. Not that
that's all she can do, as she shows she can handle despair and villainy
quite well in "Enmities". But she also possesses a talent that I admire
greatly just because it's something I try to put in my own writing and so
know how hard it is: writing young kids as distinctly the character they
will become, and at the same time not saccharine-y. I always look forward to
reading her stuff, because almost without fail it's always an enjoyable
read.
-----------------------------------------
Author: AmandaK
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
9> · ID: 209
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=209> · Races/Places: Gondor [79]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:58:46 Score: 5
AmandaK is greater at writing the softer side of Middle-earth. Not that
that's all she can do, as she shows she can handle despair and villainy
quite well in "Enmities". But she also possesses a talent that I admire
greatly just because it's something I try to put in my own writing and so
know how hard it is: writing young kids as distinctly the character they
will become, and at the same time not saccharine-y. I always look forward to
reading her stuff, because almost without fail it's always an enjoyable
read.
-----------------------------------------
Author: AmandaK
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=20
9> · ID: 209
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=209> · Races/Places: Villains [31]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 01:58:47 Score: 5
AmandaK is greater at writing the softer side of Middle-earth. Not that
that's all she can do, as she shows she can handle despair and villainy
quite well in "Enmities". But she also possesses a talent that I admire
greatly just because it's something I try to put in my own writing and so
know how hard it is: writing young kids as distinctly the character they
will become, and at the same time not saccharine-y. I always look forward to
reading her stuff, because almost without fail it's always an enjoyable
read.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Arandil
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=22
9> · ID: 229
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=229> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War [142]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 02:06:11 Score: 2
Arandil's writings are often enjoyable, often touching, and always
effective. She does a great job opening up corners of Middle-earth that I
never thought I would find fascinating until after I discovered her writing.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Arquen
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=23
3> · ID: 233
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=233> · Books/Time: Gap-Filler [58]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 02:09:25 Score: 3
Arquen astounds me with the depth of The Silmarillion and other pre-Third
Age material that she infuses into this short piece. She makes it accessible
to those like myself, with limited Silmarillion exposure. The first age is
always illuminating, never overbearing.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Arandil
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=22
9> · ID: 229
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=229> · Genres: Crossovers [16]: Poem
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 02:10:00 Score: 2
Arandil's writings are often enjoyable, often touching, and always
effective. She does a great job opening up corners of Middle-earth that I
never thought I would find fascinating until after I discovered her writing.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Arandil
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=22
9> · ID: 229
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=229> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst) [135]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 02:10:26 Score: 2
Arandil's writings are often enjoyable, often touching, and always
effective. She does a great job opening up corners of Middle-earth that I
never thought I would find fascinating until after I discovered her writing.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Arandil
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=22
9> · ID: 229
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=229> · Genres: Humor [85]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 02:10:27 Score: 2
Arandil's writings are often enjoyable, often touching, and always
effective. She does a great job opening up corners of Middle-earth that I
never thought I would find fascinating until after I discovered her writing.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Arandil
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=22
9> · ID: 229
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=229> · Genres: Humor [85]: Poem
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 02:10:47 Score: 2
Arandil's writings are often enjoyable, often touching, and always
effective. She does a great job opening up corners of Middle-earth that I
never thought I would find fascinating until after I discovered her writing.
-----------------------------------------
Author: Azalais
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
7> · ID: 187
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=187> · Books/Time: Gap-Filler [58]: Drabble
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 08:22:18 Score: 5
Looking at the list of stories on Azalais' list, I see so widely varying
things. There are several stories about Legolas and Dwarves, and a few about
Gandalf, but none seem to fit a pattern. And then "An Unexpected Party is in
a class all its own! What they do have in common is good writing and
unexpected perspectives, the ability to make me look at Middle-earth with
new eyes. For me that's the single most important aspect of a good fic, and
I'm always pleased with what Az comes up with. Keep it up!
-----------------------------------------
Author: Azalais
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
7> · ID: 187
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=187> · Books/Time: Post-Ring War [142]: Drabble
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 08:22:45 Score: 5
Looking at the list of stories on Azalais' list, I see so widely varying
things. There are several stories about Legolas and Dwarves, and a few about
Gandalf, but none seem to fit a pattern. And then "An Unexpected Party is in
a class all its own! What they do have in common is good writing and
unexpected perspectives, the ability to make me look at Middle-earth with
new eyes. For me that's the single most important aspect of a good fic, and
I'm always pleased with what Az comes up with. Keep it up!
-----------------------------------------
Author: Azalais
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
7> · ID: 187
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=187> · Books/Time: The Hobbit [22]: Drabble
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 08:22:46 Score: 5
Looking at the list of stories on Azalais' list, I see so widely varying
things. There are several stories about Legolas and Dwarves, and a few about
Gandalf, but none seem to fit a pattern. And then "An Unexpected Party is in
a class all its own! What they do have in common is good writing and
unexpected perspectives, the ability to make me look at Middle-earth with
new eyes. For me that's the single most important aspect of a good fic, and
I'm always pleased with what Az comes up with. Keep it up!
-----------------------------------------
Author: Azalais
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
7> · ID: 187
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=187> · Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings [111]: Drabble
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 08:22:47 Score: 5
Looking at the list of stories on Azalais' list, I see so widely varying
things. There are several stories about Legolas and Dwarves, and a few about
Gandalf, but none seem to fit a pattern. And then "An Unexpected Party is in
a class all its own! What they do have in common is good writing and
unexpected perspectives, the ability to make me look at Middle-earth with
new eyes. For me that's the single most important aspect of a good fic, and
I'm always pleased with what Az comes up with. Keep it up!
-----------------------------------------
Author: Azalais
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
7> · ID: 187
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=187> · Genres: Crossovers [16]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 08:22:48 Score: 5
Looking at the list of stories on Azalais' list, I see so widely varying
things. There are several stories about Legolas and Dwarves, and a few about
Gandalf, but none seem to fit a pattern. And then "An Unexpected Party is in
a class all its own! What they do have in common is good writing and
unexpected perspectives, the ability to make me look at Middle-earth with
new eyes. For me that's the single most important aspect of a good fic, and
I'm always pleased with what Az comes up with. Keep it up!
-----------------------------------------
Author: Azalais
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
7> · ID: 187
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=187> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst) [135]: Drabble
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 08:22:49 Score: 5
Looking at the list of stories on Azalais' list, I see so widely varying
things. There are several stories about Legolas and Dwarves, and a few about
Gandalf, but none seem to fit a pattern. And then "An Unexpected Party is in
a class all its own! What they do have in common is good writing and
unexpected perspectives, the ability to make me look at Middle-earth with
new eyes. For me that's the single most important aspect of a good fic, and
I'm always pleased with what Az comes up with. Keep it up!
-----------------------------------------
Author: Azalais
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
7> · ID: 187
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=187> · Races/Places: Cross-Cultural [80]: Drabble
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 08:22:50 Score: 5
Looking at the list of stories on Azalais' list, I see so widely varying
things. There are several stories about Legolas and Dwarves, and a few about
Gandalf, but none seem to fit a pattern. And then "An Unexpected Party is in
a class all its own! What they do have in common is good writing and
unexpected perspectives, the ability to make me look at Middle-earth with
new eyes. For me that's the single most important aspect of a good fic, and
I'm always pleased with what Az comes up with. Keep it up!
-----------------------------------------
Author: Azalais
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=18
7> · ID: 187
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=187> · Races/Places: Rohan [37]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 08:22:51 Score: 5
Looking at the list of stories on Azalais' list, I see so widely varying
things. There are several stories about Legolas and Dwarves, and a few about
Gandalf, but none seem to fit a pattern. And then "An Unexpected Party is in
a class all its own! What they do have in common is good writing and
unexpected perspectives, the ability to make me look at Middle-earth with
new eyes. For me that's the single most important aspect of a good fic, and
I'm always pleased with what Az comes up with. Keep it up!
-----------------------------------------
Author: Batsojopo
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=50
5> · ID: 505
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorReviewsBrowse&form
_required_filter=-1&show_all=no&lowbandwidth=1&navbar_perpage=1000&form_auth
or_filter=505> · Genres: Drama (includes Angst) [135]: General
Reviewer: Marta
<http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=authorDetails&form_id=16
> · 2005-10-02 08:25:18 Score: 3