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|To See A World by Nightwing||768 Review(s)|
|Molly||Reviewed 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.|
|Bev||Reviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 3/27/2017|
|Dear Lori, I have no words, the sadness is overwhelming. TSAW is gold. Farewell|
|Shearwater||Reviewed 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.
|Legolass||Reviewed 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,
|Ryanwe||Reviewed 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 Lasgalen||Reviewed 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.|
|Spiced Wine||Reviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 3/2/2017|
All my deepest love and blessings go out to you. I hold you in my heart and thoughts and always will, not only because of your wonderful story, which was one of the first I found when entering fanfic, but because when I ever interacted with you, you have been such a lovely person. It is my deep belief we will one day meet 'in person' as it were. Sending you peace, my dear.
|GraveKim||Reviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 2/27/2017|
I've been following your writing over the years and have loved this story. Know that you have a real talent and we are all blessed by the fact you've shared it with us.
None of us know how many days are left to us. May yours be filled with sunshine, warm breezes and clear starlight. I wish you strength and peace for your journey.
|Naledi||Reviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 2/23/2017|
I don't know what to say apart from thank you for sharing this wonderful story, which has become one of my 'comfort reads', and has captured the imaginations of so many people. Wishing you comfort and peace in return.
|Marianel||Reviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 2/22/2017|
|Im so truly sorry to hear about your illness.I still hope you can enjoy the time you have as|
much as you are able.I dont know what else to say because words are not enough.I enjoyed your story from the bottom of my heart. Im sure one day you will join the elves in Valinor.All my love to you and your family./ Marianel