Battle upon the Quays----
Ah, how wonderful to see Imrahil and Thorongil here using every advantage, and victorious in destroying the battle fleet of Umbar and many of the Men intended to sail it.
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 Reviewer:Denise Date:October 18, 2008 11:44 PM
59: Excellent look at a really lesser known race! They do feel like an anomaly in Tolkien's work: like I think I saw you mention elsewhere, I just couldn't figure how Isildur had that sort of power. The language feels very Tolkienish and appropriate (impotent fury of one thwarted is wonderful, for example). The title perfectly captures the mood of the drabble, of those trapped and longing for freedom, here and yet not. I can't approve of them - their fate seems deserved to me - but your drabble makes me sympathetic and glad Aragorn came along in the end.
60: I love this so much. You have some kind of special touch at pulling together the various requests people make into these apt but wholly unique and wonderful glimpses. Here, the entire atmosphere of the drabble radiates contentment and that special sense of "home" that certain places give us. I particularly love the list of random details, each a piercing reference to a treasured part of Aragorn's heart. Lovely, lovely, lovely...
61: This one really made me grin. I like the twist of Fastred's skeptical approach quickly spinning into spellbound appreciation, and the elvish references turned from tree to maiden. And wonderful descriptions, as always (a blossom, golden as her hair, twirling past day-dreaming eyes). Now, how did this Hobbit from the far west of the Shire manage to win his heart's desire? *g*
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 Reviewer:MlleGigi Date:September 9, 2009 3:57 AM
Interesting and very creative...I gather that the person with whom Ioreth remembers dancing was Aragorn (who would have been using his alias of Thorongil at the time)? At first, I didn't understand how it would realistically be possible for Ioreth to remember him (especially since he was using another name when she first met him) -- but since the Dunedain have a longer life-span than other men, I can see how it might have been possible for her to recognize him since he would not have aged as much as she had.
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 Reviewer:Larner Date:September 12, 2009 1:57 AM
So sweet a moment for these brothers!
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 Reviewer:Larner Date:October 12, 2009 5:10 PM
"From the Grey Twilight"
I'm so glad Marta asked for this subject, Imhiriel, for you handled it so well! Thank you!
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 Reviewer:Larner Date:December 2, 2009 5:02 AM
Regarding "Desire Granted" -- Yes, she would see to the heart of him even then! Such a wonderful vision of him she has been granted!
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 Reviewer:Denise Date:August 1, 2011 8:33 PM
"Poetry of the Sea": Oh, yay! to see you posting again! What a wonderful return, too. I love the music of this drabble - it has a distinctive flow and pacing as it builds this lovely image of Cirdan. The second quote is marvelous and you've brought out that melancholy well. Plus made me think more about Cirdan's long-suppressed desire, thwarted by his sense of duty and protectiveness to those in his care. It really deepened his character for me.
Please keep the muse happy so we see more from you! (Like perhaps in some *coughcough* WIP completion?)
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