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The End of All Things  by Ariel 12 Review(s)
SilverMoonLadyReviewed Chapter: 2 on 4/18/2005
As the first part was beautiful, in all its sadness, love and peace, so is this second, equally full of light and the heartsong you are so very skilled at giving us!

Author Reply:


I am delighted you enjoyed it!

periantariReviewed Chapter: 2 on 4/18/2005
awww how sweet~ i really like the ending in which Elrond sings Frodo a beautiful song :*) it's so wonderfully described and i love when Frodo is comforted. =) sweet, bittersweet story... first part was very sad. :*( but second part really comforted me as well. =) good job~!

Author Reply:

Thank you, dear!

TithenFeredirReviewed Chapter: 2 on 4/17/2005
It's not often we get to see this side of Elrond, either in tears or in song. Again your words are spare but more are not needed. I loved this phrase:"...they seemed to melt like colors on the air." This was a lovely vignette. ~TF

Author Reply:

Well, I don't often write him, but the character from the book was always clearly a herald for me. I also loved his gentle wisdom and sad kindness there. I guess that is why I like to write his book incarnation rather than the movie version (who has his own 'Hugoish' charms!).

TithenFeredirReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/17/2005
You conveyed a great deal of information, emotion and mood in a few well-selected words. This was very sweet and beautifully written. ~TF

Author Reply:

*respectfully bows*

I was very pleased with it when I first wrote it (nearly a year ago). I don't usually bother posting vignettes, but thought this one could stand well enough on its own. Thank you for agreeing with me!

InklingReviewed Chapter: 2 on 4/17/2005
This was just lovely...sad, but so peaceful that, as Frodo says, "Perhaps I should feel grief, but I am glad for him."
In chapter one I guessed that it was Sam and Frodo, but right up until the end I wasn't sure which one was speaking. I think this threw me: "I do not regret my own passing, having lived a long and blessed life." How nice that Frodo could think that!
In the coda I loved this: "Though I know not your path, I have always found music eases any journey." And the song...beautiful!

Author Reply:

Thank you! I haven't written many 'deathfics' though I adore them for some bizzare reason! They make it easy to be dramatic, I suppose, and can be an unending supply of angst. And you know how much I love angst!

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/20/2005
Ah, yes. Very sensitively written.

"feeling the air stir as he passes" - did I say sensitive? They say that even when we are too far gone to move or speak, we may well be aware of what is going on around us.

Angsty, perhaps, but comforting too.

Author Reply: Returning favors? LOL! Not necessary, but thank you for it. This little thing was one I just popped off one afternoon. I don't write many death fics, though this one wrote itself. It's one of those that I most particularly enjoyed re-reading myself. Do you ever get those?

ninielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/3/2004
Ariel, you never stop to surprise me. This had me in tears, which indeed is surprising, since it usually takes a lot more to make me cry. But I guess this is just one of your greatest gifts: put emotions into written word and with this draw your readers into the story. Very well written as always (that didn't surprise me *G*). Thanks for sharing.

Author Reply:

And thank you, as always, for sharing your sweet words with me. I get a smile whenever I read your name on an email. :*

FantasyFanReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/2/2004
This story, dear Ariel, does not make me weep - it makes me smile a little sad smile. As you said, all must pass eventually, and as they go there are no regrets, nothing left undone. Frodo is granted a final grace for the sake of Sam, and I am sure they will be together forever with no pain or fear. Not a bad way to go at all.

Author Reply:

For all my angst laden tendencies, I did not think this was too terribly angsty either. When the idea came to me, I had the first few lines and the story seemed just a bit of the same old same old until I realized what would happen when Sam sat down. 'A little sad smile' is about what I got too - and an incredible feeling of peace. Maybe I am morbid for thinking about the ends of things, but this one felt right. I am glad you enjoyed it enough to tell me so.


LindorienReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/2/2004
I like seeing you try this spare style, Ariel. Let's talk about this one. It's good. Interesting the way this proceeded and much is packed into those few words. Like a little dance. That room is filled with characters. Terrific branching out. Good for you! hugs, Lindorien

Author Reply:

Look ma! I can do it with just a few words! Ain't you proud of me?

DuchessReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/1/2004
Oh well done! Very moving, gave me chills and made me sniffle. Great job!

Author Reply:

As was intended. :) Thanks for letting me know you liked it.

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