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November, 12 2005
OK, folks-this is the general forum now for questions that don't seem to fit in any of the other threads. I'm going to sort some of the earlier posts into the appropriate forums, but it might take a while, so bear with me. I'll delete the ones that have already been reposted by their authors.
I like your new name, Rebecca! And I've been enjoying the conversation very much. Sorry I've been quiet.
I feel very sorry for poor Elrohir, he's caught between the proverbial rock and the hard place. There wasn't going to be any way he was going to leave for Valinor when his father left, he simply wasn't ready, and that argument was only exacerbated when he took up with Hethlin. I am sure that Elrond was certain when that happened that he was going to lose Elrohir and probably by extension Elladan. I would like to have been a fly on the mallorn for possible conversations between Elrond and his father-in-law-Celeborn. Celeborn might have come in for a bit of grief since Elrond might believe that his decision to remain has only encouraged his grandsons' recalcitrance. (Drat! Where did that nuzgul come from?)
And a really big obstacle between Elrohir and Heth having anything lasting is Heth herself. She sees loving him as a death sentence and she doesn't want to kill him. She doesn't have the First-born appreciation for death, she's mired deep in that Numenorean fear of it. It's no gift to her and no favor to him that she can see. She believes that his destiny as an Elf is far superior to anything he could have with her. He'd have to be very persuasive to get her to change her mind about this. Melting elf-puppy-dog eyes just wouldn't do it. I'm not saying it couldn't ever happen, just that it would take a very long time and a lot of persuasion.
I'm hoping the MEFAs will give me the impetus in the next month to finish at least one of my WIPS. Blackbow and Kin-Strife probably have the best chance, and after that Ultimatums. Dwimordene is pushing hard for the latter, and I would really like to oblige her if I could. After that I could go back to Silver Swan or start White Eagle. Which is what I'd really like to do at present, because Heth's career in Dol Amroth isn't as interesting to me at present as the war in Erebor, which is full of dramatic happenings and which I've sort of been working myself up to in Passages.
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