Strange to Us
2004 Award Category: Races: Elves: Drabble
Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet ✧ Length: unknown
Rating: G ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Legolas' thoughts on what the stones had to say in Hollin. (This is one of four drabbles entered in the MEFAs that was written on the same theme.)
Review scores are not available for 2004.
Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel ✧ Score: N/A
Catches the youthfulness in Legolas's many years, the time before the sea-longing when he can't bear the thought of leaving. Perfectly in character.
Reviewed by: Dwimordene ✧ Score: N/A
I find it interesting that Legolas here still is focused on repercussions for himself-he's still learning to listen to the fears and needs of others, incomprehensible as they are given his horizon of experience. He's still coming to self-knowledge, and is only starting, I think, to open to others truly.
Reviewed by: Christine ✧ Score: N/A
Another interesting take on those stones, and again I find myself enjoying another authors interpretation of the moment. Very nicely written.
Reviewed by: Avonaus ✧ Score: N/A
I like this because it shows so clearly how Legolas is till rooted in Middle-earth at the beginning of the quest.
Reviewed by: Mirasaui ✧ Score: N/A
This drabble is another interesting interpretation of the stones lament, focusing not only on the cries of the rocks, but also on Legolas' love for Middle-earth. "I am only beginning to learn to love this Middle-Earth. I do not ever want to leave."
Reviewed by: Larian Elensar ✧ Score: N/A
Poor Legolas, how his longing changes...