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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Emeraldfire
Loved it!
Comments from author:
Thank you! Again, apologies for taking a few days to reply but I've been away.
Review By [Emeraldfire] • Date [5 May 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Oxnate
I'm loving this. Re-reading a few stories to get back into the swing before starting the new story. Anyway, I never reviewed the first time to let you know how much I loved seeing Faith in this.
Comments from author:
Thank you! I remember it that writing this was fun, but with that serious underpinning that 'my' twins often seem to bring to things.
Review By [Oxnate] • Date [29 Dec 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from maxthehobbit
Another excellent story, I expected no less. I thought this might be a sort of PWP story and it was in a few paragraphs, but it was so much more. The twins telling Faith that she should not let others put her down for the way she looked and/or maybe acted, that she had helped to save the world and earned her status. I love it when an author shows a more deeper Faith rather than just a horny psychotic basic bitch. Good touch with Faith crying as she wrote the letter to Buffy by the twins and sleeping in one of their 49Er's shirts.
Again another outstanding story.
Comments from author:
Than you so much - you'll know by now that I've been away which is why it took a while to answer your kind reviews.

I am glad that you are so happy with my portrayal of Faith because I totally agree with you that she gets portrayed as 'a horny psychotic basic bitch' all too often. I must admit that that last little bit, with the 49ers shirt, is a favourite of mine, too.
Review By [maxthehobbit] • Date [16 Aug 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from laoshi
I’d just like to begin by saying I love the Tindome series. Suffering as I am under the tyranny of the tth recs system this is the only story of yours I can fit on my list at the moment. Please don’t throw stuff at me when I admit that despite having sat through the 9 hour plus extended edition DVD’s of the trilogy I never made it through more than about half way through the fellowship of the ring novel. Tolkien’s style just didn’t agree with me. Consequently all I know about the twins is what I’ve gleaned from reading stories on this site. I never would of imagined anyone could pull of a story in which these characters just click in a meaningful way. I really enjoyed the coffee shop scene for it’s lightheartedness and for being humourous without anyone being made the but of a joke. I’ve seen a few authors try and turn the twins into middle earth’s Fred and George Weasley and there just had to be more to their characters than that.

I’m as big a fan of angsty emotionally vulnerable versions of faith as the next guy but to see someone stand up for her without the slightest shred of ulterior motive is truly a beautiful moment. A Very well written sex scene again great to see Faith being treated respectfully. Faith’s brief sojourn in middle earth did a great job of showing that a long term relationship would never work but everyone was okay with that and the tone never strayed into melancholy. Faith coming back with elf-braided hair in Return of the Key just flat out killed me it was a wonderful moment and your ending was just perfect.

P.S. I imagine your Tindome series will take a long time for me to review properly and I’m thoroughly enjoying but, and do tell me if I’m wrong, I don’t believe I’ve read a story of yours that wasn’t straight BTVS or a LOTR/BTVS crossover. Have you ever written a crossover with another fandom and if not would you ever consider it?
Comments from author:
Thank you - it's always so nice to know that someone is enjoying the stories.

Tolkien's writing is difficult, I have a feeling that if he turned up new now he'd not get published... the films do give a pretty good version of most of the stories -except that PJ didn't bother with the twins and had Elrond himself turn up with the message about the paths of the Dead.

I'm so glad that the interactions between Faith and the twins worked for you - I really enjoyed thinking about them and writing it.

As for other stories - there is one straight LoTR one here (Pure Morning - title courtesy of Placebo!) and two tiny ficlets which are cross-overs with a UK children's TV show - but there are no plans, at least at present, to do any crossovers with anything else, I'm afraid.
Review By [laoshi] • Date [2 Nov 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)DeepBlueJoy
Wow... that was... beautiful and hot. My inner Faith... well, you know... you do know, right?! Smirk...


I'll never think of braids, 49ers T shirts or elves quite the same way ever again.
Comments from author:
Oh - I'm so glad that you've found the other 'Return-verse' stories - and that you liked this... I have to admit I enjoyed writing it!
Review By [(Current Donor)DeepBlueJoy] • Date [23 Dec 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Recent Donor)Luna
I'm very excited that I finally got to finish this story. Last time I reviewed I only made it part way, before the fun sex competition haha.

WOW. This is one of my favorite stories of all time. When the twins remind her of her self-worth, when they write the letter to Buffy, how Faith remembers their words- *sigh* Makes me wanna cry. Beautiful stuff. Love how she continued to sleep in a 49ers t-shirt. Of course, I love how you have so many amusing and *blushes* freaking hot scenes/mental images of scenes with the twins. hahaha.

One of my favorite one-liners was about one of the Els commenting on Faith to Orophin- LOL!

Plus, of course the twins are my favorite so I love any story about them ;) And your twins are one of my favorite portrayals!
Comments from author:
Thank you so much - I am glad that you've finished it, and enjoyed it so much - it was good fun to write. I've grown very fond of the twins. : ~)
Review By [(Recent Donor)Luna] • Date [17 Dec 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Past Donor)Joyful
*sniffle* this one always makes me cry, no matter how many times I read it.
Comments from author:
Thank you so much. I want to do a happy dance that it is so effective but feel that, perhaps, I should actually apologise and pass you tissues! {{hugs Joyful}}
Review By [(Past Donor)Joyful] • Date [11 Oct 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)vladt
beautiful read, thank you.
Comments from author:
Thank you.
Review By [(Current Donor)vladt] • Date [21 Aug 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Recent Donor)Luna
LoooooOOOOooooved the exchanges between Faith and the twins :)
Comments from author:
Thank you. When it was mentioned in Return of The Key that Faith 'took care of' the twins' a number of people asked if I would write it - and it was fun to write!
Review By [(Recent Donor)Luna] • Date [15 Aug 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from starshinedown
What a rollicking good time. :) I've been remiss in reviewing the other stories in this series, which I'll fix... but I just have to say, I adore the way you write the El's. Your twins + Faith = win. As always, they're part good time, part learned teachers. This side note to the series is wonderful.
Comments from author:
Thank you - it's lovely to get reviews and I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. I do like writing the twins as outward good time guys with a serious side, and Faith came easier to me than I expected her to, and so I have a soft spot for this 'side note'.
Review By [starshinedown] • Date [30 Jul 09] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Aura
Ok now I feel both happy and oh so sad :-(

This was wonderful with her showing them around, not being out done and taking the challenges as they came! It was wonderful. I especially liked how they told her to never ever let someone make her feel less then she is, how those words stayed with her as she aged. The Twins really made me laugh with there comments and teasing! like in the coffee shop to those woman and gay guys haha! and with Legolas joking that they had only pretty much been granted with their own rooms lol! the weapon part was very interesting.

It's just sad what happened to Faith. Though this is life even if she had have stayed like she said I don't think she would have gotten used to it really... Still the twins got a challenge.. I wonder how common twins are *wonders*

The mentions of Aragorn and Arwen and their children made me smile but also reminded me of how they must fear what eventually will happen to them. To be immortal is a blessing and both a curse.

Haldirin is oh so cute I loved him in 'Return of the Key' but forgot to mention! I am also curious as to the hints you gave to more in the series and look forward very much to maybe seeing Haldir again and Spike though... he is bound to feel so lost left behind makes me sad.

What would have happened though if they key had been returned to the age and form that she had been when they had used her all those years ago?

I shall read the other story soon! I enjoy your writing very much *nods*
Comments from author:
Thank you so much for your reviews - they make me very happy. I think the main thing that the Buffyverse and Middle Earth have in common is this whole mortal/immortal problem - and in many ways it is a bigger problem for the immortal parts of the equation - having to cope with loss. So in a way it is likely to form the 'sad' thread in stories in either 'verse if you mix the mortal and immortal up.

I guess for me, there was something about Faith - she must have expected herself to die young as a Slayer, others must have expected the same thing. For her to get to her late fifties and die of natural causes was for her to lead a longer life than anyone would have expected - but I could see her not doing anything about an illness until it was too late. But I liked to think that this one day may have coloured her whole life in a positive way, as well as being fun.

I get the impression that twins are not very common amongst elves - but there is a history of identical twins in their family. Their father was one of a pair of male twins, and those twins, Elrond and Elros, had maternal uncles who were also twin brothers, Elured and Elurin.

Ihave not forgotten Spike, when he is left alone - although putting my thoughts in order, and doing something, may take me quite a while, there are other stories in my head as well!

Of course had The Key returned to being an elleth as it cam through the portal Rumil would have been less troubled, but it probably wouldn't have been Dawn, if you see what I mean.
Review By [Aura] • Date [11 Jan 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from robertlisle
A worthy successor to your original story. Very heartfelt and funny. Curious to see what you have left in this universe, since your first story and this seem to wrap up most of the plot elements.
Comments from author:
Thank you. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed it.

In my own head I know a lot of what happened between Dawn leaving Minas Tirith to her being pulled back to Sunnydale. I needed to have some idea of what had been happening to her to know who she had become. I do not intend, you will be pleased to hear, to write all twenty-two years though!

However, I also have a plot-line up until, and after, she sails West. Therefore, as long as people seem to want to read, I will probably keep writing some of the stories down.
Review By [robertlisle] • Date [7 Jan 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Nosi
Very enjoyable. I giggled in a very silly way when they discovered Buffy's hairdryer and then tried to decide if the dwarves could get electricity working for them. But I think maybe Dead Man's Chest is misplaced by a few years. No matter. It was all highly entertaining and I look forward to what you give us next.
Comments from author:
Thank you - I'm glad you enjoyed the bit with the hairdryer!

Oh and thank you for pointing out about Dead Man's Chest - I had originally put Pirates of the Caribbean and my beta said it should be Dead Man's Chest. As he is a geek about things like that I took his word for it...

He has just re-checked and apologises! I will go back to my original version - I'll correct it right now.
Review By [Nosi] • Date [8 Dec 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from VillageOrchid
Very nice... and of course you might want to explore the crack!fic possiblity where she has two sets of half-elvan twins. Thanks for sharing!
Comments from author:
Thank you. I fear I am unlikely to give Faith any elflings -I am sure she'll be baby-proof herself anyway, but it is also canon that 'elven seed falls only where it is wanted' :~)
I interpret this as either 'Ellyn fire blanks unless they choose not to', or possibly some sort of tantric sex!
Review By [VillageOrchid] • Date [1 Dec 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Recent Donor)MissingAuthor
Bloody got me choked up at the end... I'm a 38 yr old guy! lol

Great story and thanks!

Comments from author:
Thank you - sorry for getting you choked up!

I am writing a bit of the Dawn/Rumil romance at the moment as another in-fill - probably not going to bring tears to anyone :~)
Review By [(Recent Donor)MissingAuthor] • Date [1 Dec 08] • Not Rated
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