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Review of chapter "part 9" from Tweeky
I don't know when you'll be updating this rather funny fic however Anya is deluded if she thinks she can shag Elrond as Elrond is devoted to his wife. Now what I want to know is when Elladana and Elrohir will be reappearing in Rivendell. Because the moment she sees the twins she's going to forget about Elrond be all "Hubba hubba" over them:-).
Review By [Tweeky] • Date [15 Dec 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "part 9" from (Current Donor)vidicon
Slowly but surely the tale progresses. I like Anya in Imladris, it makes for a very interesting counterpoint.

Hmm, true classic Tolkien elves or your own creation/mixture? If the first, the poor girl will get no satisfaction...

Thanks for writing
Review By [(Current Donor)vidicon] • Date [6 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "part 9" from Callista
I like this story, I really do, and I always love Anya in fanfics, since she is so rarely used as the main character. But the Anya in this story is a bit too tactful and strategic. It isn't too ooc, as I do believe that in all her years as a vengeance demon she had to pick up some strategic thinking skills, and her self-preservation is perfectly depicted in this fic. If I think back to the Anya that dropped her dress to the ground to seduce Xander, I'm not seeing her in this fic, but then again, she had to learn something in all those years with the Scoobies, and nobody ever accused her of being unintelligent.

In short, I like this story, and while I think Anya is a bit too tactful at times, I'm willing to go with it for the sake of such a great story. I'm looking forward to the next chapter!

Review By [Callista] • Date [29 Dec 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "part 9" from MBB
an interesting story, and Anya's reaquantaince with the ways things used to be done in her original human time is nice.

I am not sure about her characterization yet; while it is easy to read and go along with, she does behave way too tactfully. You repeatedly point this out in the story yourself, but just pointing it out doesn't make it more convincing. I realize that her tactlessness in the show was overdone for the stereotype, she is not Cordelia, she can't just switch it on and off depending on who she is dealing with.
Review By [MBB] • Date [14 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "part 9" from (Recent Donor)Luna
Lucinda, I *really* enjoy this story. The Elrond/Anya underlying shippiness of it all is wonderful. Please keep updating, I cannot wait to find out what happens!
Review By [(Recent Donor)Luna] • Date [10 Dec 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "part 5" from (Recent Donor)Luna
or Lord Elrond had chosen a fancier version of ‘when pigs fly’ or ‘when hell freezes over’ to answer his daughter’s would-be romance.

HAHAHAHAHA this is *so* true ;)

GREAT fic so far, Lucinda!
Review By [(Recent Donor)Luna] • Date [9 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "part 9" from lothlorien
This is really lovely. It's great reading a story from Anya's POV. I can't wait to see more
Review By [lothlorien] • Date [3 Dec 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "part 9" from Poppa
I'm really enjoying this piece! You've done a good job of capturing Anya's voice and her practicality. I'm looking forward to more of this story. :D
Review By [Poppa] • Date [2 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "part 9" from Discord
:) Most excellent!
Review By [Discord] • Date [2 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "part 9" from purrfus
Anya never gets enough screen time, which makes this an extra nice change of pace, as well as being a lot of fun to read.
Review By [purrfus] • Date [2 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "parts 7 and 8" from Discord
Awesome story! Thanks for the update. Ca't wait for a new chapter :)
Review By [Discord] • Date [2 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Faltering Stride" from (Current Donor)Cordyfan
I like this story. It's nicely paced and there aren't too many good Anya fics out there, especially in a LoTR combination. Keep up the good work.
Review By [(Current Donor)Cordyfan] • Date [21 Mar 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "part 6" from Malyce
It's nice to see a story about Anya. She is a very difficult character to pin down and you've done well in your efforts to do just that. Your Elrond is also very interesting since his quiet, grave yet powerful demeanour is exactly the way Tolkien tried to portray him and that many writers fail to see; they either make him too grim, too miserable or he ends up flouncing around like something out of Priscilla Queen of the Desert! You seem to have found that nice balance for him.

Very believable that Anya out of all the characters in Buffy, would be able to live in Middle-earth, after all before she was a vengeance demon she lived a similar sort of lifestyle so adjusting wouldn't be that hard for her.

I will await with interest to see where you take this very likeable, readable story.
Comments from author:
Anya is definitely a tough character to write! I feel like I take longer on this one, just because I'm always worried about having her characterized as Anya, not fannon Anya. I want her to feel like someone with the appropriate issues and back-story - and Anya's healthy sense of self-preservation.

Elrond is also rather tricky to write, and while I'm seeing the face from the movies, I'm trying to keep his behavior closer to the books, rather than Agent Smith with long hair and pointy ears (I saw a spiffy icon with Elrond and the matrixy number-drop background and the caption 'hobbits are a virus'). In the books, he wasn't this obnoxiously arrogant guy who did things just because or because he didn't like humans/hobbits/everyone else, he was a serious but decent guy who wanted to do what was the best for his people.

Anya would have the easiest time adjusting, due to her original human days combined with her time as a demon giving her some familiarity with grave danger, nasty evils, and manipulative magics.

Thank you.
Review By [Malyce] • Date [21 Mar 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "part 6" from fran
I Like, I Lust, I Love!!Please Update Soon!!
Review By [fran] • Date [21 Mar 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "part 6" from HebiR
I cannot wait to see Elrond "court" Anya. I wonder what Arwen will think of her father's interest in someone, much less the strange human woman.
Review By [HebiR] • Date [21 Mar 11] • Not Rated
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