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To See A World  by Nightwing 775 Review(s)
Luisa Reviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 2/14/2018
Dear Lori,

I just found "To see a world" a few days ago on fanfiction.net and it's become my favourite story after only a few chapters. Your writing is incredible and I can't thank you enough for the time I got to spend reading it. Personally, I loved the way you wrote Legolas being blind and trying to adjust to everything. To be completely honest, I'd even prefer it if he never regained his sight as I do think that even blind, he's as strong as ever, if not stronger because of all he had had to endure. Also, Aragorn was amazing in this story. The way he was always there for Legolas and helped him through it all, being as selfless as ever, really made me love him even more than I already do and you've done a marvellous job at portraying their friendship. I will for sure read the story again, And more than just once, and I want to thank you again for this beautiful piece of work.

Reading that you got cancer really shocked me, and as saddened as I am, I still do hope that you find a way to win the fight against this terrible illness. I wish you all the best and hope that you find happiness.
With love,
Luisa

MarisaReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 1/28/2018
Dear Lori,

I've been reading your story and I enjoyed the suspense. I am so sorry to learn of your illness. I don't know if you will still be able to check these reviews, but may God bless you and heal you and grant you peace in His forgiveness and love. I pray that you turn to Him in your need.


Starlight and MoonlightReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 1/18/2018
Lori,

I just wanted to tell you that I am so sorry that you got cancer. When I first read your note, I cried. I'm not kidding. I cried not because the story wasn't going to be finished, but because it really is a shame that cancer found you.

I want to say that you are a really great writer. Your story is unbelievably fascinating; you are my favorite Lord of the Rings fan fiction author. You're extremely talented, and I am sure that if you put your mind to it, you could have published a novel.

I just wanted to say again that you are very gifted in the art of writing. Lori, I am really, truly sorry that you got cancer. Be at peace, mellon-nin.


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.

Shearwater
Maryland, USA

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