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posted by [personal profile] elenya at 12:42am on 19/08/2006
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Here is a short piece I wrote in early 2003 on Frodo and denial. [livejournal.com profile] abby_normal had just asked me if she could host it on her site, - thank you, Carole.:) - but I didn’t expect Middle-earth News to link to it. As a result, you may already have read it. You can find it here.

As a bonus, I originally also posted a link to an early draft of an epilogue to All That I Had. If you didn't read it at the time, sorry, I've taken it down, but you can read the final version in the fullness of time. Just don't hold your breath, it's going very slowly...

A big hug to [livejournal.com profile] frodosweetstuff for such a lovely idea as Hobbit Month. :)

ETA: sorry to post early (for some). I had intended to post at my daughter's today, but I discovered late last night that she doesn't have internet access. Have fun. I'll be back tomorrow.
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posted by [identity profile] notabluemaia.livejournal.com at 01:28pm on 19/08/2006
Thank you, Elenya. I loved the banter between Legolas and Gimli, and Legolas' lingering disconcertion at the hobbits' randiness. But most of all, I loved the love that shines through in every character's interaction with the others. And the thought that we might again see Frodo and Sam... (as we have glimpsed them in your wonderful tale of Tom and Barard, a treasure I have yet to open!) Beautiful fic, here, and it promises something wonderful ahead!
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 12:40pm on 20/08/2006
Thank you, Nota. I was unsure about posting such an early draft, so I'm glad you liked it. :)

Tom and Barard will be waiting anytime you're able to give them your attention...
 
posted by [identity profile] addie71.livejournal.com at 02:06pm on 19/08/2006
I really enjoyed seeing this part through Legolas' POV. I loved the range of emotions he felt at the past and future deaths of his mortals friends, and his reaction when Gimli told him he loved him.

While it was sad to see Tom and Barard growing close to the end of their lives (and the end of adventurous hobbits in Middle Earth), and the aging of Faros and Catos, I was glad to see them here. (I have grown very fond of them).

Legolas' reflection of the Council of Elrond and how Tom and Barard knew of Frodo only through legend, while he could recall the scene as if he were there, was very moving and left me wanting more, more, more.

A great Hobbit Month post. Thank you.


 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 12:45pm on 20/08/2006
I really enjoyed seeing this part through Legolas' POV. I loved the range of emotions he felt at the past and future deaths of his mortals friends, and his reaction when Gimli told him he loved him.

I always thought it very telling that Legolas waited to leave until after Aragorn died. As for the end of adventurous hobbits... who knows? :D

Thank you for commenting, Addie. :)
 
posted by [identity profile] mariole.livejournal.com at 02:52pm on 19/08/2006
Yay, a new Elenya story! Elves! Ships! Frodo & Sam! *loves*
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 12:47pm on 20/08/2006
Thanks, love. :kiss:
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posted by [identity profile] melandry.livejournal.com at 01:49am on 20/08/2006
Lovely. This little teaser definitely encouraged me to read your Tom and Barard stories, as I haven't yet, and of course it worked even without that knowledge. The Legolas/Gimli shipper in me was slightly miffed ;-) but I'll get over it.
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 12:58pm on 20/08/2006
Hi, Melandry. Thank you for commenting. I'm sorry to miff you over Legolas and Gimli. Still, one never knows what the future holds. :D I'm glad that even in their old age, Tom and Barard have piqued your interest. :)
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posted by [identity profile] lbilover.livejournal.com at 06:21pm on 20/08/2006
Just the hint of Frodo and Sam and the thought of seeing them again is... oh so wonderful. *happy sigh* Thank you for sharing this draft, I've always loved the dynamic between Legolas and Gimli, and this captures it beautifully. I haven't quite finished 'The Adventures of Tom and Barard' but it is wonderful to see them, too :)
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 09:14pm on 20/08/2006
I'm sorry there was no spoiler warning for ATB - but I guess no one was ever in doubt as to Barard's rescue. :D I ended up getting this posted at 1am when I knew I had to be up at 5.30am to drive my daughter back to London. The evening before had been taken up taking my son out for a meal to celebrate his A level results and his acceptance by his first choice uni. There wasn't a lot of leeway between the two to get the draft story formatted and posted to my website.
 
posted by [identity profile] merylmarie.livejournal.com at 05:48am on 21/08/2006
That is a dear story about Legolas leaving, and I am so happy to hear that you may be writing more. I'll miss the hobbits, too! A world without hobbits--how did we bear it before LOTR?
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 05:36pm on 21/08/2006
A world without hobbits--how did we bear it before LOTR?

I can barely remember a world without hobbits, that was far too many years ago. : D :kiss:

 
posted by [identity profile] i-o-r-h-a-e-l.livejournal.com at 10:23am on 22/08/2006
That's not small at all.

 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 06:51pm on 22/08/2006
That's not small at all.

Thank you. :) It felt very rushed (for me) so I guess it was "small" in that I felt I'd done inadequate work on it, but, after all, the compass was a small present. :D
 
posted by [identity profile] elycia.livejournal.com at 02:24pm on 22/08/2006
Oh, Elenya, I am SO excited to see this! How wonderful to see Catos and Faros still happily together (so the Khand didn't damage them TOO badly, eh?) and of course, Tom and Barard, still being their "impish" selves. I love your take on Gimli--it never would have occurred to me that it wasn't Legolas's idea to make the journey with him, and this is a fascinating approach! I can tell you're going to break my heart with this, but I already can't WAIT to see more!

Thanks ever so much for adding to your story.
 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 07:11pm on 22/08/2006
Thank you, Elycia. I'm still in the planning stage for exactly where this is going, so I don't know if I'll be breaking hearts. Actually, if it goes to character death, I'm hoping it will be more uplifting than heartbreaking.

How wonderful to see Catos and Faros still happily together (so the Khand didn't damage them TOO badly, eh?)

Well, they've had a lot of time to get over that little escapade. Legolas might consider Catos as "young" but he's 60 by the time Elessar dies, and Faros is 73, so that Khand adventure is more than 40 years ago. Faros is a grandfather, Catos never did marry.
 
posted by [identity profile] catw.livejournal.com at 05:49pm on 24/08/2006
Thank you Elenya for this! You know how much I love your stories and I can tell already that I will read that one too - even if it will break my heart if it comes to character death.

 
posted by [identity profile] elenya54.livejournal.com at 10:24pm on 24/08/2006
I've been writing steadily, so hurrah for Hobbit Month, without which I might not have got started...
 
posted by [identity profile] frodosweetstuff.livejournal.com at 02:44pm on 10/09/2006
It’s true that they’re randy little buggers, but their gaiety is infectious
Awwwwwwww. I loved this bit, and also the bit at the end about life not being the same without hobbits!

Very very lovely - as a hobbit fancier I rarely read about Legolas and Gimli and so I was very happy to find them in this wonderful snippet!!! Thank you for the excellent description of how Legoloas feels about the deaths of his friends - that touched me the most.

*hugs* Thank you for this lovely contribution to Hobbit Month!

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