Review of chapter "Here Be Monsters Part 2" from MusesInspire
ARGH!!!!! You have GOT to stop with these freakin' cliff hangers! lol Ok, so I'm a convert... doesn't mean you can be cruel and tease, dang it! ;-)
As usual, excellent writing and characterization. Awesome action and frustrating denial! - it's not just a river... Keep up the good work!
Review By [MusesInspire
] • Date [16 Sep 04] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Here Be Monsters Part 2" from Wise
I like it. A good story and well told. Good characterizations as well.
Also, it seems that Buffy gained something else besides an extended lifespan when she arrived in Middle-Earth: the ability to get poisoned at the drop of a hat. ;P
Review By [Wise
] • Date [15 Sep 04] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Here Be Monsters Part One" from Lilly
I like. *g* can't wait for more. I hope you'll update sometime soon. :)
Review By [Lilly
] • Date [15 Sep 04] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Here Be Monsters Part One" from Jennzabell
Yay!! An update, and not an annoying one, either, but full of danger and adventure and SNUGGLING! (Can you tell which I've been missing in the last few chappies?)
Well, this is a fine mess you've gotten them into. ;-) They really do have a negative survival instinct, don't they? And what did Aragorn *think* his bodyguard was going to do when she found out he was buried in the evillest place west of Mordor, knit ?!?? Yikes!
I loved the pacing and plot of this chapter, plus the scary-thing-saveage-by-the-scarier-thing reference to FotR. And I adored the snugglies! They were very in character - given in medicinal form, at least superficially, but totally enjoyed - and I liked Buffy having Aragorn fuss over her in a comradely fashion and the little heart twitches neither will admit to. They needed to get back together after several chapters of conflict, and they really do make an excellent team. He bullies her into accepting help and comfort, she yanks them back from their latest Murphy moment. I can't wait to see how you get them out of this.
You know, if the next part of this chapter is forthcoming quickly, I can see voting both early and often. Hint hint. ;-) I look forward to the next update.
Review By [Jennzabell
] • Date [11 Sep 04] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Welcome to Hard Times" from FaithUnbreakable
Yay, I totally love this story. Great plot, great writing. I'm drooling all over my keyboard. Moooore!!! Pleeeeze!!!
Review By [FaithUnbreakable
] • Date [8 Sep 04] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Welcome to Hard Times" from MusesInspire
This is just one of the most amazing pieces of writing that I have read! I am usually NOT a Buffy fan and I am NOT a fan of anything other than Dawn/Legolas or Willow/Legolas, and when it comes to Aragorn, I like him with Arwen... But this is amazing and I'm so glad that I took the time to read this! I can't wait for another update! This is wonderful and I truly hope that you update soon!
Review By [MusesInspire
] • Date [5 Sep 04] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "To Love, Honour and Betray" from musicgirl
Awesome story!! Brilliant plot. You write very well and descriptively. You rock!
Review By [musicgirl
] • Date [4 Sep 04] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "To Love, Honour and Betray" from darkmali
wow, this is great!
elrond, as devious as his sons........this has potential for arwen/legolas and buffy/aragorn......
although i prefer buffy/legolas, i'll give this a whirl, cuz its so great!
Review By [darkmali
] • Date [29 Aug 04] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "To Love, Honour and Betray" from Tassos
Very nice. I just discovered this story and am very impressed with not only your excellent writing and characterizations, but also in how you actually have me wanting Buffy and Aragorn together. Normally for LOTR I am very adamently Aragorn and Arwen, but you have done a marvelous job of shaping your characters, having them grow and change all in character. I'm also glad that you have shown Buffy adapting to her new world and not overly agonizing over the loss of her old one (not that she shouldn't feel its loss keenly, but it makes the story sounder). Thank you.
Review By [Tassos
] • Date [27 Aug 04] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Admiral Was A Lady" from CinnamonGrrl
I'm a little confused... earlier, Arwen states she only ever met Aragorn when he was an infant, but in this chapter you state that Aragorn already had a crush on/case of puppy-love for Arwen. Unless he was a precocious child, I don't see how both can be true.
Kudos for setting this in the time prior to LotR, everyone forgets that Aragorn had almost 90 years before that time that can be used for fanfic.
Review By [CinnamonGrrl
] • Date [24 Aug 04] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Grave Is No Bar to My Call" from Slayer
THIS IS GREAT!!! tell me when you have more chapters up....
Review By [Slayer
] • Date [24 Aug 04] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Grave Is No Bar to My Call" from Jennzabell
Gotta say - WOW! This was such a good chapter.
I loved Buffy making Aragorn solve his own damn problems ~ duh! let's ask the girl we have some feelings for and know she at least once reciprocated how to repair your relationship with the family of your fiancee. Good Plan! Grrrr. At this point I may have to resign my membership in the Die, Denethor, Die Club in protest. Please let Aragorn grow up a little. I know he has a ways to go, but at least by the beginning of FotR he's mature enough to only be mopey?dopey? when he's actually with Arwen or confronted by the kingship directly. (I know he has 34 years, but still. It has to be incremental to be real.) Does B's injury help that process at least a little? Because at this rate I don't see her having much of a chance against Arwen's hold on King Dinglehopper. And I'm glad to see that the elves are in character in their reluctant acceptance of Arwen's right to choose and utter loathing for the possibility of her remaining. I also liked Galadriel's mini-lecture to Buffy. Yes, she's full up with pain and bitterness and disappointment, but she doesn't need to take it out on anyone else.
Also loved that you sent her to Rohan (Theoden gets a part, yay! Thank you!) and let her fit in a bit. That may help her mend her heart a little, but I wish she'd at least have a fling with someone and soothe the worst of her pain. I think it might bring Aragorn around a bit as well. Will she be around long enough/return eventually to have some effect on Eowyn's worldview? That would be an excellent backstory linkage, even if it's just the legend of Buffy as told by (Drink and dance Action Figure!) Rohirrim.
And what's with the demon thing anyway? Is it a warg? I didn't think they were that smart. Is it part of the orc/goblin/beasty mix that went into the Uruk Hai? Was that what she was sent to guard against and did Galadriel know it was stronger than B?
I can't wait for the next chapter!
Review By [Jennzabell
] • Date [22 Aug 04] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Grave Is No Bar to My Call" from Stemaphie
that has got to be the meanest cliffy i have ever read. You had better update soon or i'm gonna pout! (mutters) like that's supposed to scare them. But seriously you have gotta update soon this story rocks.
Review By [Stemaphie
] • Date [22 Aug 04] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Grave Is No Bar to My Call" from restive
Well, I found this update here first, so I'll review right now. After the misery of last chapter, I've got to say that my heart was all ready to be shredded again. But in a pleasant turn, it was only yanked about a few times. I certainly didn't see Theodred's affection for Buffy. Which I am assuming at the moment is a momentary thing. If more comes of it, I would be interested to see it. I think Buffy could easily be the role model that leads Eowyn to the way of life she yearns for. If nothing else happens, I wouldn't cry over it. Now, in the movies, I always complained over Elrond's harsh seeming treatment of Arwen when she made her choice to wed Aragorn known. But from my mortal point of view, I don't think I could compare anything. But from the viewpoint of a parent, I can certainly entertain his entreaties to keep his chil from knowingly embracing death. It's what I would do. Every dang thing in my power to prevent it. And I was glad to see the stance Buffy took when Aragorn came to her for advice.
I was very intrigued by the dream sequence. I recognized a good many of the quotes and it was fun remembering the context they were first used in on the show. And then wondering what context they would be put to use in this story. I am eagerly awaiting seeing how this will unfold. And am I right that the creature she faced was a warg? From your description, that's what I believed. I think I'll go back and read it again.
In all a very gentle, well told, rounded out chapter. It didn't focus too heavily on a specific character for too long. Which, after the heaviness and despair of the last chapter was very welcome. Great job sweetie!
Review By [restive
] • Date [22 Aug 04] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Evenstar (and the Slayer)" from Iceflame
I see you braved the Test of the Difficlut Story Poster! Hail and Well Met! :). I've glad to see this up to max here my friend. While I re-read this one, I noticed the number of hits jump about twice every other chapter at LEAST :).
Review By [Iceflame
] • Date [21 Aug 04] • Rating [10 out of 10]