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Together We Will Take the Road...

curiouswombat - 10 Apr 11 - 2:32 PM

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It is so good to see these now in their correct order - they interlock like pieces of a jigsaw and the whole picture is most pleasing!  Smile

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Anna Wing - 16 Apr 11 - 1:12 AM

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That's extremely nice. I like the nuances of their friendship, and the chapter in the forge in very moving. I like the subtle way you showed his effect on Valinor as well. 

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Azalais - 16 Apr 11 - 3:32 PM

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Thank you, Wombat and Anna - I'm glad you enjoyed the completed tale. Having written them out-of-order and entirely to the B2MEM prompts it's good to know that they do work as a whole!

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Maia - 12 Apr 11 - 9:58 AM

Ch. 1: Memory Is Not What the Heart Desires

I am so happy to see these here in chronological order! I'm going to be re-reading them over and over and over again, and treasuring each one.

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Maia - 12 Apr 11 - 10:01 AM

Ch. 2: The Stiff Necks of Elves

"Or they will not admit me." Oh, I love Legolas!

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Azalais - 12 Apr 11 - 11:34 AM

Ch. 2: The Stiff Necks of Elves

You 'n' me both :-) I did like that image when it came to me. No question where he gets his stubbornness gene from Wink

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Maia - 12 Apr 11 - 10:08 AM

Ch. 3: Farewell They Bade to their Free People

Gimli's going with Legolas really is amazing - what an incredibly psychological leap for him to take.

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Maia - 12 Apr 11 - 10:16 AM

Ch. 4: Thy Heart Shall Then Rest in the Forest No More

He spends hours high in the sweet-smelling canopy, the fir-needles whispering to him of another forest, far away. I keep on returning to this, to re-read it again and again and again, and each time I re-read it, it makes me cry again. You capture what it is to be torn in two, to be in exile even when you are home. This is beautifully written, and utterly heart-rending. Thank you for writing it.

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Maia - 14 Apr 11 - 11:40 AM

Ch. 5: Sworn Word May Strengthen Quaking Heart

Why should High-Elves, Valar, admit one to their eyes stunted, rough, unlovely? And then – I'll drift forever on some otherworldly ocean, alone... Oh, Gimli. Legolas holds out his hand. Gimli takes a deep breath – and steps forward. What tremendous courage. And trust. And love.

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Azalais - 14 Apr 11 - 3:43 PM

Ch. 5: Sworn Word May Strengthen Quaking Heart

Oh, Gimli.

I know. For all Gimli's groundedness and self-belief, I realised when thinking about this one that he has that little core of insecurity like anyone else; there's a bit of him that knows how impossibly perfect Elves can seem, and wonders how he can ever match up...

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Maia - 14 Apr 11 - 11:56 AM

Ch. 6: The Elven-King's Choice

To whom should I be loyal – and whom betray? What a terrible, terrible choice. Poor Thranduil. And poor Celeborn. I'm glad they have each other.

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Azalais - 14 Apr 11 - 3:46 PM

Ch. 6: The Elven-King's Choice

Poor Thranduil. And poor Celeborn. I'm glad they have each other.

So am I - I hadn't realised till I first started thinking about Thranduil's departure from M-E (he's been muttering to me about it for a while) just how similar his circumstances and Celeborn's were. And while I don't think Thranduil ever got on with Galadriel, if you believe Unfinished Tales at least one version of Celeborn's genealogy has him as a fellow Sinda...

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Maia - 14 Apr 11 - 12:01 PM

Ch. 7: We Will Pass the Wide Waters Lonely Sailing

kin, friends, the daily round are fallen away, and wind and wave strip the soul naked. They both begin to imagine how Frodo must have felt beneath the Lidless Eye. Who are you? Why do you come? What do you seek? Oh, wow. What a powerful comparison. *shivers*

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Azalais - 14 Apr 11 - 3:47 PM

Ch. 7: We Will Pass the Wide Waters Lonely Sailing

Oh, wow. What a powerful comparison. *shivers*

The sea is indifferent, of course, rather than actively hostile, but L&G must have started to wonder, I think...

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Maia - 22 Apr 11 - 11:29 AM

Ch. 8: Gold Shall Have No Dominion

*Hugs Gimli*

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