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Memorials  by Antane 9 Review(s)
H.G.Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/16/2015
I just looked through the reviews for this to see if I already left one. WHO IS THE COWARD THAT DARED TO ACCUSE THIS OF SLASH. It is good for them that they didn't post their name, or I would hunt them down until I had them in a corner pleading for mercy! We'll see what they say about slash then! I feel sorry for this person who shall go about his miserable existence never knowing pure true love and sniveling in a corner all by himself because he can't read all this beautiful stuff. I HATE this guy!
Frodo: No, H.G., do not say that. Hate is like murder.
Me: Okay, Frodo, I get it, but I am angry.
Sam: I'm angry too.
Frodo: Well... So am I.
H.G.: Sam, got any spare frying pans?
Sam: Sure, here you go.


Author Reply: You crack me up, SIAHL. And as I have heard, there are 7 billion people on the people, you are going to let one person bug you? I have to say that sometimes when people bug me.

Namarie, God bless and hugs, Antane :)

ArmarielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/30/2009
...I wanted to walk it as they walked it, solemnly, slowly and it was on those walks that I began to get a dim sense that perhaps I could more easily carry the burden of my pain and memories, just as they carried theirs. Each year it got easily to walk as my own pain grew less and my strength and love of my new friends and their history grew. I grew to understand myself better and Who I had said 'yes' to all those years ago. The year Bilbo died, I walked it again with fresh loss, but greater appreciation for those who walked it with me, visible and invisible. It's been a long time since Iíve done it, but I hope one day we can walk it together."

Some lovely writing here.

I like the idea of elves honoring their fallen heroes, and the reference to Gandalf's remark that every hero plays only a small part in valiant deeds. I was meaning to incorporate that into my own story. *g*


Author Reply: Hantanyel, my dear! Glad you stopped by to enjoy! :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/26/2009
Lovely Antane. I have no idea whether the elves would hold such a memorial but it does seem appropriate.

BTW I am re-reading some of your work on my reader, (hope it was alright to archive you there,) and enjoying every word again.

Author Reply: My dear harrowcat, a review from you! *dances, spins in excitement* And such a nice one too! *hugs* Hantanyel! Certainly is all right that you archive me and so glad you are enjoying once more.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/26/2009
Lovely, Antane! I thought Frodo and Sam's viewing of the Elven memorial beautiful. I wished I could have seen it, indeed I practically COULD see it from your writing!

But, oh brother. "I sort of liked the ceremony bit, but you completely misadvertise this story - it's not fluffy at all, for one thing, and for another, it's one of the slashiest things I've ever read. Slash without the sex, I'll grant you, but slash nonetheless."

The CARP strikes again, eh? *shakes head* Cowardly anonymous-reviewer-person, putting a comment like that without daring to sign it. It just makes me angry when people do that. *hugs Antane*

I couldn't disagree more about the was wonderful. :) As for the 'slash'...well, it maybe could be taken as slashy but I don't think it was meant to be slash. Of course, everyone's entitled to their own opinion, but it's still nicer to let someone know who's saying it.

~Kaylee (or Kaylee Arafinwiel now I've joined MEFA. I haven't been nominated for anything but I've done a few nominations! :) )

Author Reply: Thank you so much! *hugs you back* I am most honored by your comment that you could just about see the ceremony. I am happy that it has been so well received. :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/26/2009
I sort of liked the ceremony bit, but you completely misadvertise this story - it's not fluffy at all, for one thing, and for another, it's one of the slashiest things I've ever read. Slash without the sex, I'll grant you, but slash nonetheless.

Author Reply: I don't write slash, I despise slash. I write about completely pure love. Granted it appears to be the same on the surface which is why I must unfortunately post warnings but it is *not* the same. I can't say any better than those who speak below:

"And the soul of Sam was knit to the soul of Frodo, and Sam loved him as his own soul." (paraphrase of 1 Sam 18:1)

"[Tolkien] depicts Sam and Frodo's friendship as a thing of exquisite beauty, even holiness." (Prof. Ralph C. Wood, The Gospel According to Tolkien, pg 135). He's the one who spoke of the love of Frodo and Sam being akin to that of David and Jonathan which is where the Biblical quote above comes from.

"To me, The Lord of the Rings depicts a powerful bond of love between two male hobbits, with the complete absence of sexuality. In that sense, it's remarkably innocent and pure. ... I remain convinced that the power of their friendship derives primarily from the purity and innocence of their love for one another." (Sean Astin, There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale, p. 246, 248).

Namarie, God bless, Antane

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/26/2009
"All our parts made a whole."

What a beautiful story, Antane. I also especially loved "I kept all the flowers your heart sent me."

Author Reply: I liked that part too, my dear! :) Thanks for enjoying! *hugs*

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

utfrogReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/26/2009
Whether or not the elves would hold such a ceremony is totally irrelevant to your beautiful, beautiful story. This is a wonderful comment on what we all owe the heroes of every type.

Thank you.

Author Reply: You are quite welcome! Thank *you*!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/25/2009
A sweet day of memorial. And I suspect the Elves held such days. A worthy one.

Author Reply: Hantanyel! I am glad you stopped by to read!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

demeter dReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/25/2009
Oh, but I think they would remember all of their lost loved ones. You have created a beautiful ceremony which mirrors some we have in America, where people solenmly keep vigil reading lists of names of those who have fallen. I have read several quotes from Tolkien indicating that part of the tragedy of the Elves was that their long lives were full of the memories of all those they had lost. This was beautiful.

Author Reply: Hantanyel! I am glad that you enjoyed! Seems to be the consensus that the ceremony was right to do.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

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