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To See A World  by Nightwing 772 Review(s)
HawaiichickReviewed Chapter: 4 on 4/6/2017
That was such a perfect scene with little Legolas and his loving mother. An interesting contrast between how he felt about his mother and how he felt about his father. And well, a liitle Legolas is truly adorable! Aragon's devotion and brotherly love for Legolas is just so very wonderful to picture as well.

HawaiichickReviewed Chapter: 3 on 4/6/2017
Well, this was an emotionaly intense chapter....and how wonderful it is! :) Amazing effort and heartbreaking despair by Aragorn. I love their deep brotherly bond.

HawaiichickReviewed Chapter: 2 on 4/5/2017
Oh, all the wonderful feels! Legolas' pain and Aragorn's fear and despair was just heartbreaking. And I loved that flashback. The banter and brotherly love between the two is written with such talent. I loved the comparison that, despite being centuries older than Aragorn, Legolas still has a lightness that normally only the young have. You described it perfectly. What a beautiful way with words you have.

HawaiichickReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/5/2017
Oh wow! What an amazing start. I love how you've shown Aragon and Legolas' friendship. How their friendship is effortless and natural even though they are from two different species. Your Legolas sonetimes has this ethereal otherworldly gentleness and distinction, it's pure perfection. I am so excited to read more of this story.

MollyReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 3/27/2017
I have followed this story since it began and it has always been--will always be--one of my favorites. My heart is heavy that someone who has brought me so much enjoyment and has such talent should be facing such a diagnosis. I am profoundly sad--and profoundly touched that facing what you are, you thought to give us one last update. Thank you for the many, many hours of reading this beautiful story. I wish you peace.

BevReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 3/27/2017
Dear Lori, I have no words, the sadness is overwhelming. TSAW is gold. Farewell

ShearwaterReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 3/25/2017
Dear Nightwing (Lori),
I just left a long review in FF. net for your story. When I checked the reviews I saw a recent one saying the reviewer had seen your farewell here on Stories of Arda. I came straight here to read it myself. It is with no small amount of sadness that I write this, because my heart breaks that the world is losing another great artist. And you are truly great, Lori. I have been reading my whole life, fanfiction for the last several years. TSAW is one of the best stories I have ever read, fanfiction or otherwise. You have a gift. Stories make us human. They remind us who we are and were, where we come from, where we might be going, why we love and live and keep on living. They also give us the ability to become someone else, to transcend our own petty realities and play pretend again. The great artists are the alchemists, they become immortal, their work weathers centuries, and gives us back a piece of our youth. I cannot presume to understand what you are going through right now. But I want you to know this: I will not forget this story, and I will not forget its author, who shared with the world, with strangers and readers she would never know, a work of art that made me feel. This story brought me joy and pain, excitement and fear and anger and love. It was a wild and wonderful ride, I feel grateful to have read it, and I know I am not alone. And I am grateful to you. Thank you, Nightwing, Lori, for sharing with the world this piece of art. Thank you for continuing the story of the characters we love so much. Thank you for adding your voice to a rich forest of creativity, for planting a tree unlike any other, one I have been gifted to, like Legolas, climb into and find refuge. May we stay here long, and one day sing together.
I wish you well in your next journey. Good luck. May your stars be bright.
Thank you.

Maryland, USA

LegolassReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 3/25/2017
Dear Nightwing,

I never had the privilege of knowing you personally, but I did have the privilege of reading your story. It will remain very dear to me for a few reasons: first, it was one of the first few fanfiction stories of any kind that I'd ever read; second, it demonstrates writing and plot of the highest quality; and last but not least, it captures the friendship of Aragorn and Legolas so beautifully that it inspired my own story (For the Love of the Lord of the White Tree). Your name shall remain cited in my humble tale.

In the face of your illness, what you wrote may seem less important, but I hope you see it as a legacy to everyone who had the pleasure of taking the journey with you. It has entertained and inspired. As you go through the next part of your life, I hope you find the kind of love and support you wrote so articulately about, from the people around you.

Gandalf said: "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. I know you will spend it with wisdom and fortitude (I remember how you took care of your daughter), and I wish for you much peace and serenity in the days to come.

With the greatest respect,

RyanweReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 3/21/2017
Dear Lori, I'm deeply saddened by this news and I want to wish you to live fully the days that remain to you and to find peace at the end of the road. This was the first LOTR fanfiction I ever read and I loved it. It was one of my comfort reads, the one I turned to when I needed support. Thank you from the deep of my heart for this wonderful tale.

Jay of LasgalenReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 3/5/2017
I'm so sorry to hear this. I have enjoyed the story very much, and always knew things would come right in the end! Wishing you all the best.


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