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Tales from Vairë's Loom  by Fiondil 8 Review(s)
panzer71Reviewed Chapter: 16 on 10/14/2011
Your one of the better storytellers writing Tolkien fanfic. Over the past several months I must have read a couple hundred submissions by various authors and your entries do stand out,thank you. This was short but engaging and I can't help but wonder if The Elf Lords were thinking of Winglot(spelling)? I wonder how the mayors wife reacted when none other than Thranduil and Cirdan arrived as house guests for the night? Must have been funny. Thanks again for sharing your imagining in a free forum, Sincerely,Lou.

Author Reply: Hello Lou. Thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know how much you enjoy my stories. You may be correct about the Elf lords thinking of Vingilot. Certainly Círdan might have been, having been there when Eărendil built his ship.

KittyReviewed Chapter: 16 on 6/20/2010
Oh, I thought I had reviewed that one long ago. Only now noticed that I somehow seem to have left it out. Sorry! :(

Must have been quite a challenge to come up with something that includes these prompts, but you managed admirably.

That sunken ship never rotted? That alone is enough to know it has to be elf-made; they made their things to endure time (contrary to nowadays). It must have been beautiful. And the descriptions reminds me of the swan-ships of Alqualondë, though I have no idea how one of these could end up in the Long Lake. But then, the elves have probably built similar ships in Beleriand, too.

Círdan smiled as he straightened, remembering the irascible Orophir. Shouldn't that be Oropher?

Really, some inquiries into the reason why the Silvan Elves avoided the Lake so determindely could be interesting. Who knows, maybe the reason would explain what happened to that ship. And while I understand that it would be nearly impossible to raise the ship, I can understand even better that Gorlas is reluctant to leave that beautiful ship where it is. It would be nice to have it at land where everyone could see it.

Can just imagine Gorlas' face when Thranduil was talking about Legolas being still so young with his 500+ years *snicker*

Anyway, they're right – to get as many people as possible there to see the ship seems a good idea. It's an once-in-a-lifetime experience for the Mortals, and maybe for some of the Elves, too. And I see, Gorlas will be able to draw some profits from that.

This story left me curious where that ship came from, who was on board and what happened, as you can probably imagine ...

Author Reply: Thanks for the typo alert, Kitty. I guess I was confusing Oropher with Orophin. *grin*

Whether anyone will ever know what happened and why is anyone's guess. Some mysteries simply remain mysteries that tantalize and intrigue us and make us wonder what might have happened. That's certainly true in our own world, so it should be true for Middle-earth as well.

And there is nothing to stop you from speculating and coming up with your own theories about what happened. You never know.... a story could be there waiting to be written, but not necessarily by me. *grin*

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/13/2010
It does sound as if Elrond and the two wizards have knowledge that this shipwreck would be wrong to plumb more deeply. Not that barnacles would grow on a ship in fresh water, my friend. The creatures are a salt-water beastie.


Author Reply: Well, I'm sure something must grow on shipwrecks in fresh water! I'll have to change that. As for what Elrond and the two wizards know about it, I have no idea. Just one of life's little mysteries.*grin* Thanks for reviewing, Larner.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/12/2010
That's a lovely tale, full of the mystery and wonder that keeps us all fascinated with Middle-earth.

But how poignant that, to most folk, the Quendi are now... nursery tales with no real basis in fact. Over so many millenia, so much has been forgotten, or never known at all.

Author Reply: Hi Shirebound. I'm so glad you loved this tale. Middle-earth is indeed full of mystery and wonder, which is why we love to explore it over and over again.

And it is very poignant, but nonetheless true, that over the millennia so much has been forgotten or never known at all, not only in Middle-earth but in our own world as well.

Thank you for reviewing, Shirebound. I really appreciate it.

SunnyReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/12/2010
That little comment of Elrond's makes me wonder if he knows about something that might explain the mystery. Though he clearly won't say anything.

Author Reply: Possibly you are correct, Sunny. However, our favorite loremaster is being particularly tight-lipped about it so I know no more than Thranduil and Círdan. *grin*

TariReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/12/2010
I have been waiting for another addition to Vaire's Loom. As always, it was well worth the wait.

Finding an elven ship would be awesome. It's sad that no one can raise it up for future people to see. Though the elves all leave, I wouldn't think the ship would loose its beauty. It's a sight I would love to see myself.

Author Reply: Glad you liked this, Tari. My intention is to post a new Loom story once a month, usually around the middle of the month. July will be different because it's a long month so I plan to post two stories during that month.

I'm sure that if Gorlas and the people of Esgaroth had had the technology to raise a ship they would have done so, but unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) they did not and so it must remain where it is. At least those who have seen it will have the memory of it for the rest of their lives and that's better than nothing.

Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/12/2010
Atar Fiondil,

Now you've got me wondering about the ship! Hm, perhaps it belonged to Nimrodel? I don't know, just an idea *lol*

Anyway, I really enjoyed this. I also reread your response to my last Loom review. How dare you accuse me of growing up! :-P Just kidding, Atar indonyo. You know, I suppose I don't mind growing up just a little bit. *grin*

So I do wonder if the mystery of the ship will ever be solved...*goes back to pondering it*

Any idea at all where it could have come from?

(Well, I'm going to have to stop pondering this now and go back to studying for my final! my *final* final! After this there's just the externship (no the same kind of ship!! :D) no more classes!)

I really enjoyed it and hope there's more soon! (Oh, and I *am* keeping up with EI2, I've just been devoting more time to homework. Now there won't be any more homework though, so more reviews will be coming I hope!)

Tye-melin, Atar Fiondil!


Author Reply: Hi Kaylee. Well, as I told Lynda, some mysteries will always remain mysteries, but it doesn't stop anyone from speculating about it. So be my guest and enjoy coming up with scenarios as to who built it, and why and how did it end up where it did.

Good luck on your *final* final. I'm sure you'll do well. I look forward to reading your reviews of EI2 whenever you get the chance to write them.


6336Reviewed Chapter: 16 on 5/12/2010
Hm, well here's a pretty little puzzle! A true mystery wrapped in an enigma! Just how did it get there, it was obviously built by elves who had been taught by Osse but what was he doing in Long Lake, I though Ulmo was the only one who went up rivers? Why did/was it sunk and why are the Avari afraid of the lake?
I see your Muse is in cliffie mode, nice Musie please tell Fiondil what happened, inquiring minds want to know!

Author Reply: Undortunately, Lynda, some mysteries are never meant to be solved. And that's as true in fiction as it is in real life. And this leaves it open for readers to come to their own conclusions as to who built the ship, why was it on Long Lake and what caused it to sink. I'm sure there will be as many theories as there are readers, and that's as it should be. Thanks for reviewing. I appreciate it.

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