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The Land of Gift

Gandalfs apprentice - 03 Jan 07 - 11:18 AM

Ch. 1: The Land of Gift

What an extraordinary, intriguing idea! I like it for both the fates of Idril and Tuor and the founding of the land.

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Maeve Riannon - 03 Jan 07 - 1:36 PM

Ch. 1: The Land of Gift

Hehe -thanks. I told myself, if even Tolkien found an uncanonical solution for this, why shouldn´t I? ;) Who cares that metamorphosis is not a Silmarillion notion?

Actually, about Tuor and Idril, I always felt somehow cheated because of the way that Tolkien skirts around the issue. If we read the rest of his writings, it is obvious that no Man can become an Elf, and if this was true for Beren then it should be true for Tuor, too -not to mention that the terrors of Elf/ Man marriage, that very few people have dared to brave, lose their meaning a bit if everyone finds some sort of arrangement that prevents them from being torn apart by old age and death.

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Aganaphel - 12 May 07 - 4:47 PM

Ch. 1: The Land of Gift

What a great story!

I like it better than Tolkien's implied happy end for I&T! *hides*

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Maeve Riannon - 13 May 07 - 3:10 AM

Ch. 1: The Land of Gift

What a great story!

I like it better than Tolkien's implied happy end for I&T! *hides*

Thanks, Aganaphel!

Even though I wrote it last year, I think it might stand as a brief apology for not highlighting the Immortality Issue in "my" Númenor as much as Tolkien intended. Those sorts of things are better conveyed in mythical than historical mode, perhaps. Smile

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TariElfLady - 16 May 07 - 9:34 AM

Ch. 1: The Land of Gift

What a beautifful yet haunting ficlet.  So glad Marta recommended it.

Tari

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Maeve Riannon - 16 May 07 - 11:26 PM

Ch. 1: The Land of Gift

What a beautifful yet haunting ficlet.  So glad Marta recommended it.

Tari

Thank you for liking it! (and to Marta too)Smile

Maeve

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