Oh. my. gosh. I found your name on Lisse's page, and so I thought "why not come and look at your stuff, since she is a good authour, and if she respects you you must be good too."
I was blown away. You have surpassed all my expectations. This was the most beautiful thing that I have found in a long time. It is not a long romance novel, but it is BEAUTIFUL. You made the right choice putting it in Medieval English (if that puts your mind at ease, I understand how hard it is to write in that!!) it was so beautiful.
I am a hopeless romantic with no romance of my own, and sometimes I find some of the romance things on here a little... cheesy? This was an art. This was beauty. Congratulations is all I can say. That, and KEEP WRITING!
I would throw myself at this elf. I imagined Celeborn to Galadriel to start off with, because even though I adore Haldir, he's not so much the royal character as some of the others, and the way you wrote this makes me think of someone who is royal :)
it makes me want to cry :D But I'm a fool for romance....
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm a hopeless romantic too, so I understand the Elven charm. When I wrote it I imagined it was Maitimo(Maedhros) penning it, but then at the end I decided I wanted it to be anonymous, because I feel all women deserve their very own romantic elf. Several times Glorfindel seemed to come to mind as well as the author. Thank you so much for the insight and for reading! I appreciate it! Hugs, Kim
This was beautiful, both versions! I can’t write archaic English period, so I was impressed. Did you write it plane English first then translated? Just curious. :)
I’d totally die if this were addressed to me. This might be an understatement, but Maedhros is quite the romantic! (Though about halfway I started imagining Círdan as the author. :P)
Lovely work again!
Author's Response: Thank you, hon! Hugs you. I can't write it either ;) I wrote some of the archaic form and some of the English together and then I tried and make it sound more olde worldy. And then I would randomly come up with descriptive words I wanted to make sure I used. But as it lengthened I had to write it out in plain English to make it easier to follow. *Sighs* Maitimo.... I wanted to leave the letter anonymous so people could imagine whatever elf they wanted :) Even Cirdan ;) Thank you so much! Lots of hugs! Kim
This reminds me a bit of the Song of Solomon, I don't know why - it's not the archaic language, but the Song of Solomon full of the same sort of praise and ardor.
I love it. :D
You know more than me about the archaic - I have to admit I only write in it because of a great love for it's beauty and the King James version of the Bible, so I am not good with the technicalities of it, sorry. But I love it. :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much! It is a scary thing writing a letter from a yearning elf. They seem to be quite driven when it comes to love. Piffle. If I could write like you I wouldn't care about technicalities. Hugs you!
This is so beautiful! I would probably faint (out of joy) if I ever received such a letter. Found some small issues with the archaic stuff. I will write you an e-mail *hugs* Lintalome
Author's Response: Thank you so sweetie for reading it! And thank you again for helping me with thee's and thou's. (beats medieval english to death) Hugs you!