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To See A World  by Nightwing 29 Review(s)
TariReviewed Chapter: 36 on 11/22/2006
All I have to say is Waaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!, as I cry.

ArcherGal2932Reviewed Chapter: 36 on 7/7/2005
Oh dear, it has been months since I read this and before I got a chance to review! My sincerest apologies!

But honestly, your work is fantastic. I hope you continue beyond finishing this piece and write more. I will not be very happy at all if you do not continue writing...*winks* Well, if you need anything drop a review by me. That is, if the SoA people accept my application....*paces anxiously* It's been...three days now. *bites at nails nervously* Well, there's always But I've got to wait until tomorrow until I can post there because of the stupid 3-day wait...*growls angrily at computer* I hate waiting.

Oh no, did I just write all that in my review? So sorry - you probably didn't want to hear all my nervous chatter. Anyways, hope to see a new chapter soon!


Author Reply: Hi Archer Gal. My apologies for losing track of this review and not responding promptly!

The update is in, I think you saw it. I'm much too fond of this story, and have put in way too much time on it, to abandon it. It has a few chapters to go yet.

e_vrouwReviewed Chapter: 36 on 6/24/2005
Hi, sorry for the long wait.

I loved the chapter. The only problem was, It's a bit short. :-(

The mood of this chapter fit the situation perfectly. It's very gloomy.
I like the descriptions/sounds/mood of the town. You can almost imagine what it looks like eventhough, like Legolas, you can't see it.

I like the way Legolas keeps thinking ahead. He deduces that they are nearing the city due to the changes in the terrain and a lot of other things. I bet Legolas is imagining the lay-out of the town as well. Although I'm not really sure, he isn't exactly 'planning his escape' at present. He's merely trying to cope with the situation as it unfolds.

I don't believe it can be very comfortable being in a box. But I think it would be even worse when the box is being carried. And down the stairs!
I don't know about you, but I always have a lot of trouble carrying large/heavy objects up or down stairs. The jostling must be awefull. Poor elf!

Lord Ramhar is scary! I don't want him anywhere near me!!!
Though I am curious what he told the soldiers. "He cannot harm you while he is silenced and his eyes are covered". He doens't say anything about him being restrained. It's as if he wants to make the soldiers believe he's a sorcerer. That his true powers lie in his eyes and voice, like Saruman.
Personally, I would rather have an elf restrained if I wanted to keep him from harming me. It might be handy to have a captive blindfolded and gagged, but it is not absolutely neccessary. Yet Ramhar makes it appear as though he could do more damage with his voice and eyes, than with his hands. Strange.

Though I've been told elven-eyes can be quite hypnotic for certain females. ;-)

Best line:
"The elf drew in his breath. And it will go well for me if I submit? "
How can you write humorous statements like this, even in the bleakest of times?
It livens the mood. My deep admiration.

Happy holiday,

P.S. The reason I was busy: I am now a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. :-D :-D

Author Reply: Congrats on receiving your degree! You must be quite brainy. Electrical engineering sounds way out of my league.

Yes, at the moment, the elf is just trying to cope. He has no idea how he is going to get out of this. And Ramhar wants his people to fear elves. He has been feeding them a bunch of hooey for a long time. Fear makes people easier to control.

My summer break is going along nicely. My husband survived his surgery. The new house will start happening in about three weeks if all goes according to plan.
And we're off to Disney World on Monday.

Thanks for sticking with me. I'll be back again in the fall.

LegolassReviewed Chapter: 36 on 6/12/2005

Nightwing, I have written a few times before to let you know how much I truly have been enjoying this story, and I will wait patiently for your update, whenever that is.

I should also have told you this much earlier - but late is better than never: your story was one of those that inspired me to write my own, and I have acknowledged you in it - several times. It is almost at the end now - in fact, only awaiting the final two chapters, in which I will acknowledge you again. I thought it a shame that you would never know that - hence this note.

Just wanted to say: Hannon le.

All the best in your real-life matters - hope they get sorted out quickly and smoothly. :-)

Author Reply: Hi Legolass. Wow, I'm amazed to think I inspired someone else to put out a tale. I hope you are enjoying writing as much as I do. Thanks for letting me know! I'll try to scoot your way and take a look at your story.

MissMarshyReviewed Chapter: 36 on 6/9/2005
I had to drop you a message and say thanks for the wonderful story so far - it was the very first long fic I ever started following when I got into reading LOTR fic. The best of luck for your busy summer - hope your husband's op went OK, and that the house building and moving is going according to plan. Don't worry about keeping us waiting a little longer for future chapters - perfection takes time, after all!

With very best wishes
Kathryn (MissMarshy)

Author Reply: Perfection? Oh, my! That is very nice of you to say. My husband is fine. He's a quick healer and the physical therapists have said he's way beyond where patients usually are at this point in regaining mobility and strength.

I've actually read three, yes three! books for pleasure so far. I have not done any pleasure reading in ages, and it's been very enjoyable. But I've also been working on the outline for this story, so some work has been getting accomplished here as well. Thanks for the review!

Thundera TigerReviewed Chapter: 36 on 5/19/2005
*wanders in late as usual*

Hello! Yes, yes, I'm tardy, and no, I don't have a note to excuse myself. You'll just have to be content with the review. ;)

Brilliant chapter. Once again, I have to admire the fact that you're able to write all of this from Legolas's blind perspective. You manage to flesh out just enough details to cement the setting in our mind, but you leave out just enough that we feel as blind and helpless as Legolas. Very tricky writing on your part, and I bow before your greatness.

Speaking of Legolas is now confined, but the manner in which he is confined...over compensation much? Of course, they're taking no chances with this elf, and thank you once again for creating intelligent villains. I've taken an extreme disliking to Ramhar, by the way. He's blood thirsty enough to scare me, but his restrain scares me even more. If something bigger is in the works that he's able to hold off from what would clearly be satisfying vengeance...I don't like it. And I don't like the way he's taunting Legolas. Our poor elf seems to be holding up well, but he's now very well restrained and that parting remark of Ramhar seems to hint at rather unsavory desires. I was given many chills over it.

But who's this new guy? The old guy that Legolas can't stand? He intrigues me, partly because of Legolas's gut reaction to him (that was some brilliant writing, incidentally) and partly because he seems to be calling the shots. If blood-thirsty Ramhar will accede to his wishes, then what does HE have in store for Legolas? You've given me a lot to think about, and I'm desperately afraid for my favorite elven archer! So I'll sit on pins and needles until your hiatus is finished. I definitely understand the need to step back and reevaluate. I've done it myself several times, so take all the hiatus you need. I just hope you don't forget us entirely. Hope to see you again come fall!

Author Reply: I am content. No excuses necessary, my dear!

Ummm, yeah, his restraints are a bit much. I confess to having something of a fetish in that regard. But, it really will be a pretty minor part of the story, so I'm patting myself on the back for keeping it under control. For me, that is.

I am glad that you like my villains. I'm needing to do a bit of background work on them at the moment so that their actions and the story itself remain believable and stays on track.

Goodness, no, I will not abandon this story. I've been plagued with a lifelong sense of responsibility, so it will get done. I'd never forgive myself if I didn't complete the tale! But seeing as how I might be facing surgery myself now, and my house might be bashed to bits in a few weeks, writing time will be scarce until things settle.

And how is your update coming along, with the terrifying situation our elf is in, surrounded by the desert men? I am also desperately afraid for him right now, and am on my knees, begging...

e_vrouwReviewed Chapter: 36 on 5/8/2005
Sorry, life's been hectic.

I'll leave a real review when I have the time.
Just wanted to let you know I'm still alive.

Sorry to hear you're going to postpone this story.
Have a nice break.


Author Reply: No problem! I know all about hectic. I'll be happy to hear from you when I hear from you.

Gandalfs apprenticeReviewed Chapter: 36 on 5/8/2005
Hi Nightwing

You go, girl! Let those creative juices flow at their own pace. I'll be looking forward to the continuation of the story when you're ready. You know, one of the fun parts of this is I feel like for the first time I know what the Victorians experienced waiting for the next installment of a novel by Dickens or Trollope to come out.

You may remember we had a little exchange earlier about a story about Aragorn and Arwen's romance and elves swimming naked in forest pools... Well, I wrote a story. You can read it at (I'm not an approved author at Stories of Arda.) I'd be very interested in your opinion.

Oh, and given that you're one of those Legolas lovers, I'm sure you won't miss Kingdom of Heaven! That and Harry Potter are high on my radar screen. FYI Next year Viggo Mortensen's new adventure flick, Alatriste, where he plays a famous Spanish sea captain from the 17th century, will be released. He was cast in the role apparently in part because of all the good swordsmanship he learned playing Aragorn, plus he speaks Spanish. It's in filming now and if you google Alatriste you'll find photos from the shoot.

Author Reply: I'll see if I can get to your story. My husband's surgery is tomorrow though, so it might be a little while before I can read it.

I saw "Kingdom of Heaven" a few nights ago. A good movie. Not great, but I enjoyed it, and it was a pleasure watching Orlando. I will certainly be buying it on DVD when it becomes available, which is more than I can say for "Troy". Even with Orlando looking so delicious, I never want to lay eyes on that abysmal movie again.

I'll definitely be looking into Viggo's new movie. I like that actor very much. He is as interesting off-camera as on. Very active in working for social justice and against the Iraq war. Good man.

fliewatuetReviewed Chapter: 36 on 5/6/2005
Another wonderful chapter (well, wonderful for me to read, certainly not wonderful for Legolas to experience). I loved your description of how Legolas felt inside his box, being brought to his prison.

The old man that touched him was truly creepy! And I cannot shake off the feeling that Ramhar had something to do with the death of Legolas' mother. But I am really curious to learn more about the reasons behind the superstitious behaviour of Legolas' captors with regard to Elves. Is it just the way those people are? Or was the superstition 'encouraged' by someone who might find it useful to have influence over a bunch of people fearing/hating Elves?

I wish you good luck with your new house and will wait patiently for your return to writing.

Enjoy your break,

Author Reply: Hello, and thank you. The old man is big time creepy. An ultimate evil dude, and your feeling about Ramhar is tracking along the right lines. I have some tweaking to do with my outline to try to get things to come together in at least a somewhat coherent manner, so I'm going to be focusing on the backstory of some of these characters for a bit. I hope when I begin writing again I will not be feeling quite so confused!

MuinthelReviewed Chapter: 36 on 5/5/2005
....what a great chapter! and what an ending for the summer.....! I hope everything will work out just fine.....with your husband and with the house...! I hope to "see" you via e-mail once in a while!
you did a great job in the richness of language and "mindpictures" in this chapter, so I'm sure many will stay with you and wait until autumn. your last sentence kicks the adrenaline not only for Legolas up into the sky!


Author Reply: Hello my dear! So wonderful to hear from you. I hope you have a good summer too. I'll be in touch. If I lose my home email due to the house going down, I'll be back on my work email.

I did leave Legolas in a suitably bad spot, with that creepy parting comment by the bad guy. Want to be sure my readers come back!

When will "Kingdom of Heaven" arrive in Germany? I saw it last night, and it was definitely a better movie than Troy, thank goodness!

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