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Fiondil's Tapestry  by Fiondil 715 Review(s)
CaunedhielReviewed Chapter: 9 on 10/21/2011
This nearly had me crying! So beautiful :)

Author Reply: Thanks, Caunedhiel. I appreciate you letting me know.

CaunedhielReviewed Chapter: 6 on 10/21/2011
Hahahah! That was great!

Author Reply: Glad you enjoyed this, Caunediel. Thanks for letting me know.

6336Reviewed Chapter: 18 on 10/9/2011
This is just as funny now as it was three years ago! Darn, has it been three years since I fell into this insanity? How the time flies!

I still keep on wondering just how Namo explains to Freud just how he came into being, that should be one very interesting convesation. With all the people wanting to be flies on walls you had better make sure the good Doctor does not have a fly swatter handy or you will be loosing a lot of reviewers, me included!

Any way, sitting here rereading and knitting on a Sunday morning thinking about hitting the showers and enjoying my last day of freedom before going back to work tomorrow. I am so looking forward to the 'Holiday Season'! (Not!)

Huggs,
Lynda

Author Reply: Hi Lynda. I'm glad to know this is just as funny now as when you first read it. Hard to believe it's been three years since I wrote this piece. I'm sure Freud had a field day with all the Valar, not just NŠmo. *grin*

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Hugs back.

MonalexReviewed Chapter: 34 on 10/5/2011
So just one question are Dior and his twin sons (Elured and Elurin) counted among the Elves or the Edain????? Because that I know of the choice was only given to Earendil and Elwig, or is it that they were given the choice in Mandos and selected there????

Author Reply: Hi Monalex. Unfortunately, Tolkien never gives us a definitive answer to that question. In my universe, the decision as to whether they would be counted among the Firstborn or Secondborn was delayed until Ešrendil and Elwing came to Valinor. When they chose to be counted among the Firstborn, Dior and his sons were 'grandfathered' in, so to speak. Remember, the sons were very young children when they died, if we assume that they did die when they did, so they wouldn't have been in a position to make any decisions of that sort. Others may have their own opinions on the matter, but that's how I see it and in fact, in "Elf, Interrupted" I have the twins in Mandos in the section reserved for the Firstborn.

TkidReviewed Chapter: 39 on 7/29/2011
This is my favourite story of all you've written! Finrod and Glorfindel romping through the Halls of Mandos is awesome.

Author Reply: Hi Tkid. Thanks for letting me know how much you enjoyed this tale. It is one of my personal favorites, as well, and I had a lot of fun writing it.

Malice2Reviewed Chapter: 53 on 5/4/2011
At times, I can't help but pity (and wonder about) AulŽ...
First his chief Maia becomes the most infamous and probably more dangerous of the fallen Maiar.
Then AulŽ gets close to the Noldor, among them FŽanor, and they leave Aman, FŽanor becoming a heartless murderer on his way.
And then the Maia he sends to help Middle Earth in the 3rd Age is the one failing his mission the more drastically... turning into what he was supposed to combat.

Unlucky, much? Or is he a bad judge of characters? ;-)

Author Reply: Hello Malice2. You really have to very sorry for the poor Vala, don't you? He probably started thinking he was cursed or something. Hopefully the othe Valar were very sympathetic and didn't get on his case too much. *grin* Thanks for taking the time to read and review. I appreciate it very much.

obsidianjReviewed Chapter: 61 on 1/26/2011
Oh, I love this. It shows the close knit family that Aragorn has in Imladris. Although, I wonder what the Gondorians make of this mercenary that gets letters from Elves.

Author Reply: Hi obsidianj. Maybe Aragorn won't tell the Gondorians that the letters are from Elves, just from his 'family' and let the Gondorians wonder at that. *grin* Thanks for letting me know how much you enjoyed this. I really appreciate it.

obsidianjReviewed Chapter: 53 on 1/9/2011
Oh, I really like this. Saruman is so devious. If the others wouldn't have implicitly trusted him, they might have seen through his arguments.

Author Reply: I'm glad you enjoyed this, obsidianj. I appreciate you letting me know. Thank you.

SusanaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 12/8/2010
I really enjoyed this glimpse into "a day in the life" for the Host of the Valar during the War of Wrath. I've been having a hard time finding information on the War of Wrath, generally, so this was particularly interesting. I had read somewhere that Ingwion had led the elves from the undying lands who joined in the Host of the Valar, but it makes sense that Eonwe would be the overall decisionmaker, as he was at the end of the War of Wrath. Is there anything indicating which elves from the undying lands joined? I wasn't sure that Arafinwe had or hadn't, although it would make sense that he would. And I would think Elrond and Elros would have fought beside their elven kinsmen and the Edain, if only towards the end of the war. They might have been counted too young, at the beginning.

I would lean more towards Galadriel being offered the opportunity to go back to the undying lands, but declining it because she foresaw she still had a role to play on Middle Earth. I also think that during the War of Wrath she would have fought at her husband's side, or possibly her nephew's (or her father's, if he was there...and if Arafinwe was there, would Findarato have been there, too? I recall he was reborn rather quickly, but I don't know if it would have been that quickly).

Sorry for the ramble, but I really did like this story! Clearly, very thought -provoking!

Thanks!

Susana

Author Reply: Hello Susana,

According to what little information we have on the War of Wrath, EŲnwŽ led the Host of the West and ArafinwŽ joined him. Some people include Ingwion (or Ingil, as he was sometimes called by Tolkien), IngwŽ's son, as one of the leaders. In my stories, this does not happen, only ArafinwŽ goes. At any rate, the Vanyar and the Noldor join the Host of the West. The Teleri agree to ferry the Host to Beleriand but refused to join in the fight and would not land in Middle-earth, though I suspect in the end they helped with relocation of refugees when Beleriand began to sink.

Tolkien specifically states in one of his letters that Galadriel was refused pardon by the Valar for her role in the Rebellion (she did engage in kinslaying at AlqualondŽ when she sided with her Telerin kin against FŽanor and his people). She only achieved it when she refused to take the One Ring when Frodo offered it to her (there is a bit of a bibical allusion to that scene coupled with the fact that in the Silmarillion Galadriel's motive for leaving Aman is to carve out a kingdom (or queendom) of her own). At any rate, she did not return to Aman with the other survivors.

As for FindarŠto, the Silmarillion only states that 'he walked with his father in Eldamar' but doesn't say how long he remained in Mandos before being released. In my stories, he does not get released until 400 years after the War of Wrath, other writers have him released earlier to help train the Elves who would be going to the War but he himself remains behind. Take your pick. *grin*

I hope I've answered some if not all of your questions. I'm glad you enjoyed this story. Thanks for taking the time to let me know. I really appreciate it.

SusanaReviewed Chapter: 52 on 10/24/2010
This was very amusing! Thanks for writing it!

Author Reply: Hello, Susana. I'm very glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for letting me know. I greatly appreciate it.

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