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Elflings   by Bodkin 7 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 3 on 10/24/2006
They are the descendants of Galadriel on one hand, and have most likely inherited the foresight of the descendants of Luthien and Earendil as well. Of COURSE they'd try such a thing and be shocked when they found it worked, showing them their ancestors' experiences! Well, they've seen what much of the history their fathers and their fathers' families knew was like. It may help them appreciate the stories they will finally hear.

Author Reply: Aewlin and Nimloth have the kind of certainty that I suspect Galadriel had as an elfling. And Aewlin has inherited double shares of foresight, I think. Nimloth's talents are a bit different. They don't show it at the moment much - and don't want to see it, either - but they will. In time.

LiannaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/18/2005
Do I detect the beginnings of a certain connection between Eleniel and Elrin? Hmmm...

Legolas is getting so serious in his old(er) age!

Author Reply: They are far too young for that sort of thing!! At the moment all they share is a kind of head-shaking bemusement at the insane beings that are Aewlin and Nimloth.

Parenthood tends to be a bit of a sobering experience. Legolas is lighter-hearted when he abandons the family and goes out to play with his friends.

SharonBReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/18/2005
Oh dear. Those two do seem to have inherited talents from their daernaneth. It appears that they saw the past instead of the future. But Nimloth seemed to handle it better than Aewlin did. Then again who know what future nightmares this will evoke. Another interesting chapter!

Author Reply: I'm not entirely sure, but I think Aewlin got the full experience, whereas what Nimloth saw was less clear and rather more general. Although I might change on that. I think they might suppress the ability for a while - and they certainly won't be playing with magic mirrors for a while, but 'what's bred in the bone, comes out in the flesh' - some of Galadriel's descendants are bound to share some of her talents. And they have other rather intimidating elves among their ancestry, too.

Glad you liked it.

AliceReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/18/2005
I really like Elrin. He's a good kid. And his cousins are extremely manipulative. Impressively so actually, considering they got older kids to bow to their wishes. I think they need to go and spend a summer with Anana. Galadriel will straighten them out. Or at least present a bit more of a challenge.

Author Reply: Elrin is a good kid - and very responsible. You could say he takes after his mother - but there are other responsible members of the family too. E2L see a lot of Estel in him - though it could be wishful thinking.

Aewlin and Nimloth haven't yet quite outgrown the total ruthlessness of early childhood. They are on the verge of improving. And I think they need Anana's help for other reasons, too.

Thank you for reading.

Jay of LasgalenReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/18/2005
Poor Elrohir *sigh* I seem to say that everytime I read one of your stories about his daughters! Scrying? At their age? Bearing in mind their lineage, it's not surprising that they saw something nasty in the woodshed!

It seems to be an uphill struggle for the adars to keep one step ahead of their offspring. A guard at night - dedicated to keep an eye on the elflings - might possibly help, but I doubt it would make much difference!


Jay

Author Reply: Poor Elrohir, indeed. And poor Sirithiel. His daughters will improve, like a good wine, given time. Although they might well end up rather more intimidating than the average elleth. And they didn't MEAN this to happen - which is why the parental reaction softened a little.

The trouble with a guard is that 95% of the time he would be so bored that he wouldn't be awake for the necessary 5%. Oh well, it might make the parents feel safer. Until they realise that it hasn't worked.

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/18/2005
Oh my goodness. Twin Galadriels. What a scary thought. The children's personalities are nicely differentiated here, which is hard when you have such a pack of them.

Author Reply: Yes indeed - a very scary thought. Six parents and five children is definitely too many to keep well organised. They might have to separate for some of these little adventures! I'm glad you think their different personalities showed.

elliskaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/18/2005
Oh there is absolutely nothing more amusing / terrifying than the power of a group of youngsters together, is there? I loved the children's debate amongst themselves about the prudence of sneaking out at night. What is it that draws all children out at night? Heavens know I did the same thing and even thought it was stupid, dangerous and ultimately boring and not worth the risk. But my friends and I snuck out anyway. But the conversation between the adults was hilarious. Elrohir and Elladan are suffering from karma, I think. The stories you hinted at from their youth were hilarious. And I love the banter between the wives and husbands. But of all the things I expected to happen in the forest, the pool really doing something magical was the last thing I expected. As Miriwen said--who would have expected that? I love seeing their grandparents' abilities showing themselves in the youngsters. Very clever. And very frightening. I think the children may have actually learned something this time. :) For a brief while anyway.

I like this series and I had forgotten about it. I must have been a little while since you updated it. I think I'll go have some fun and read the rest of it again.

Author Reply: The intelligence of a group is in inverse proportion to the number of members. Isn't there a saying something like that? It strikes me as being VERY TRUE. You only have to look at a political rally or a crowd of pop music fans.

Something magical happening was the last thing any of them expected, I think. Except perhaps Aewlin and Nimloth - and they certainly didn't expect a nasty reality to impinge on their fantasy. I think they have learned to avoid the possibility of magic for a while.

There are a few more chapters of this vaguely outlined - number 6 is partly written, and I sort of know what 7 will be about, but 5 is still little more than a few words, so more will come - when inspiration strikes.

Thank you for reading.

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