You have a very well written essay. While I do not share your infatuation with Orlando Bloom/ Bloom's characters, I do agree that Middle Earth is one of the best ways to escape the hum-drum affairs of Mild Earth.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I escape to Middle Earth whenever possible. Real life is so dull and it makes me restless.
God this reminded me of me. Orlando Bloom inspires loads of stuff but i never really drag him into my writing which i really should, maybe that's what i could work on when i've finished TDHOA.
Yeah, when i was reading this i'm just like, Year Thirteen . . . OH RIGHT NZ has year thirteen. My cousin's in year thirteen this year and i envy you people, you don't start until february, well, he doesn't anyway.
I'm in NZ all the time and i found my passion for him there, i think it's some weird pairing between him and NZ that helps people find what they are possibly detined to find.
I just have one question: is this finished yet?? I wanna keep reading it if it isn't. Dunno what else to say . . . LANDO ROX!!!! Hwo bout that?? - Li
I've never written an actor fic yet. I have been thinking about it though. I don't start Uni until 25 February, and I'm wishing I could start sooner. Holidays are good, but as with all things, only in moderate doses.
This doesn't feel quite finished, but I'm just thinking of how to continue without waxing philosophical stuff about writing. And yes, Rock on, Orlando lovers!
I started reading this late last night, but never had time for a review. It's very interesting, since you seem to have grown through the fan-girl Legolas stage and matured a great deal through your writing. But you're obviously a spiritually more aware person than many fanfic authors anyway, it comes across in the way you speak of your test of faith. If it was a film character which helped you - why not, films should be useful for something other than just a visual feast. I enjoyed KOH, since I studied that time period for my first book, even before I read LOTR and wanted to see if the film had it's fact right. More was accurate than I had expected, except for the character of Balian. There was a real Balian d'Ibelin [ I'd even had him in my book as the cousin of a Templar who was a main character ] but he was not an ilegitimate blacksmith etc. I enjoyed it though and Balian's own struggle with the faith which told him without possibility of refusal that his poor wife was burning in hell. The Crusades remain one of my main interests after Tolkien and it's interesting to see how one man's struggle helped you, that it was not simply '' another '' Orlando film, but has aided you on many levels. Take care, happy writing!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I was interested in the Crusades before I even heard of KoH, so having Orlando in a Crusades movie was a great bonus. I remember I was excited about the film since the beginning of 2004. After seeing KoH, I went and researched the period, and found out about the real Balian of Ibelin. I can see why the film-makers fictionalized his character. Audiences wouldn't have enjoyed the real Balian as much, I think.