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  by daw the minstrel 18 Review(s)
AnarionReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 8/2/2004
It was great! I thought it was so funny and very well written. Keep up the good work.

Author Reply: Thank you, Anarion. This story was one of the first I ever wrote and I laughed all the while I was doing it, so I'm glad you thought it was funny too.

Chathol-linnReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 5/20/2004
What an enjoyable story! The characterizations of Beleg and the young elves grabbed my interest and held it to the end. So did the story line of the conflict between the elves' curiosity and the authority of Beleg. The added details of the First Snow holiday added depth to the story in just the right amount. I loved how the author had nothing in the story that did not belong. Compact, competent storytelling. Another feature, small but important to me, was the names. Short and authentic (my apologies to those who prefer 4- and 5-syllable names that seem to string together all the vowels in the alphabet at once). Finally, the humor made the entire reading experince anjoyable. A gem of a short story. Good job. - Chathol-linn

Author Reply: What a nice review from an author whom I respect! I think of myself as just a storyteller who uses words rather than as a crafter of language, which so many fine LOTR writers are. So I particularly appreciated the compliment.


rhiannonReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 4/1/2004
What a cute story! I love the comment about "watch this!" How absolutely true
I will definitely remember this story next time I watch TTT.

Author Reply: Rhiannon--

I got another review of "Watch This" today and when I went to reply to it, I found that I had never replied to yours. So a belated thank you. After I wrote this story, I went to see TTT with a friend who had read my story and at the shield surfing scene, we looked at one another and laughed. I hope you enjoyed the scene the next time you saw it too.

sofiaReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 12/30/2003
"watch this!" was cute & funny. i liked it.

Author Reply: I enjoyed writing this story. It's the only 'humor' story I've written and I kept making myself laugh out loud. These kids were so much trouble!

SaberReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 12/6/2003
BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!! That's awesome!!

Author Reply: I'm glad you liked the story, Saber. As I watched my extended TTT DVD, I enjoyed the shield surfing scene, thinking about how I knew where Legolas learned to do that!

khazar-khumReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 10/27/2003
I have to admit I can't get the image of The Maiden out of my head. Nor can I excise the image of a wiser, older brother cornered by a pesky little Legolas
asking, "But why? why do you call it that?"

And pig bladders. There are other games you can play with internal organs, but that's a classic.

Author Reply: I'm glad the story amused you. It was the first story I ever wrote and I amused myself by doing it. The ME equivalent of water balloons was fun to create.

Thank you for the review.

CorielReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 10/11/2003
There must be a grouch in every household!

Author Reply: That's certainly been my experience! Sometimes it's even been me.

Thanks for the review.


KarriReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 7/24/2003
Hi Daw, this is terrific. Very amusing!

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