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No Man's Child

Gandalfs apprentice - 16 Sep 06 - 5:58 AM

Ch. 21: Chapter 20

Anoriath:

Again, beautiful and sad. You are a very gifted writer. Your use of the mythology here--Huan and Beren--is so well done, I am in awe.

One niggly thing: Missing a word in "How do find Halbarad?" 

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No Man's Child

Anoriath - 16 Sep 06 - 12:14 PM

Ch. 21: Chapter 20

One niggly thing: Missing a word in "How do find Halbarad?"

LOL! *face-palm* You have no idea how many times I read that passage... and still didn't pick up on that. Funny how our brains work. I hear that professional proof-readers read the material backwards. With good reason, I suppose, but it sounds like rather a tortured experience.

Your use of the mythology here--Huan and Beren--is so well done

Thanks, GA. The parallels begged to be brought to life. :o)

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No Man's Child

Dwimordene - 23 Jun 07 - 9:38 PM

Ch. 21: Chapter 20

It is a chaste kiss, rich in affection and dismissal.

Gently slips the rhetorical knife in, and then there comes the fatal twist at the end. I wouldn't be Nienelen for the world.

Dwim

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Anoriath - 24 Jun 07 - 8:01 AM

Ch. 21: Chapter 20

Gently slips the rhetorical knife in, and then there comes the fatal twist at the end. I wouldn't be Nienelen for the world.

Dwim

No, not a comfortable position at all, but one full of compromises that pit the heart against the head.  That tension has so much potential in it to explore human relationships and character development.

I'm so tickled you're reading, particularly as it was this passage:

 
"I have been asked if there was no one at all that I would get a child on, in or out of marriage."

and

"Gilraen never remarried, nor shall she ever: she loved my father so. And though for long I knew nothing more of Arathorn than that, have you any idea of what that means to a lad? I would be to the mother of my children what my father was to my mother, and I cannot see myself as able to do that if it is a union, or even a marriage, only in order to get heirs."

that bit me about the ankles and made me write No Man's Child.  I don't suppose it sounds familiar, does it? :D 

Thanks Dwim.  

~Silli 

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