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I Bequeath (G)
by Zimraphel.

Chapters [1]
Reviews [6]
Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:43 pm

Yes, and in Unfinished Tales, it explains that Gil-galad originally held both Narya and Vilya; he gave both away because he knew the Dark Lord would look first to him in his search for the Elven Rings of Power. Most people assume that what was shown in the film was the correct, original arrangement. It was not. Círdan was not the original bearer of Narya; Celebrimbor did not intend the ring for him.
Mairisuweniel Does Minas Tirith (PG)
by Viv.

Chapters [1]
Reviews [22]
Warnings [Sue!]
Wed Jan 21, 2004 7:44 pm

I KNEW those Elves all had to like Lúthien for some reason OTHER than that she was pretty. Ha! She can drink dear Uncle Manwë under the table--love it!
What Cannot Be Undone (PG-13)
by Zimraphel.

Chapters [2]
Reviews [14]
Warnings [angry words, some violence, dismembered body parts]
Fri Nov 14, 2003 7:59 pm

I think it depends on the spirit in which the violence is carried out. Glorfindel is behaving as an angry [foster] father, not as a cool, dispassionate elf with a penchant for spanking. And there is a very real possibility of the twins doing serious physical harm to Lindir or one of the other Elves of Imladris. Glorfindel is a lord, but is also a soldier, and this is the only language Elladan and Elrohir seem to understand at this point.

> Viv said
> There is no fault in your writing; as always it is smooth, elegant, and riveting. Your characterizations also are a joy. The only thing that disturbed me here was the double standard ... why is Glorfindel's violence okay, but the twins' is not? They snapped at Lindir, but Glorfindel slapped them. I would think physical violence amongst elves would be much more abhorrent than some snide words. Also, people tend to deal with grief in various ways. Lindir shuold be congratulated for not letting his violent past hurt him now, but that doesn't mean that the twins should be just like him. Of course, my reactions to the lesson and rebuke must indicate how powerful the story was. So definitely congratulations on another well-done piece.