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I am completely floored . . .

Posted on 2008.12.02 at 19:35
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
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For Wind and Fire

Thanks muchly to all those folks who reviewed it.     And heartfelt congrats to all the winners and nominees as well.  

*still amazed* 

Several folks asked for a link to this so here it is:


Comments:


laesmeralda
laesmeralda at 2008-12-03 04:15 (UTC) (Link)
Wheeee! You shouldn't be shocked. Mildly surprised only, as a good show of modesty. ;) I must go read, forthwith, as I am sadly behind your times. Hugs and congratulations!
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-12-03 17:30 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks hon. I put a link to the story up with this post and then spent time decorating the fic on the SWG site with a cool pic of JRM as Feanor. LOL. Like I don't have better stuff to do today. At least now you have a yummy visual to go with the sort of stiff archaic language in the story.
Hugs back.

Edited at 2008-12-03 05:31 pm (UTC)
Larien Elengasse
larienelengasse at 2008-12-03 04:38 (UTC) (Link)
You shouldn't be. You're an awesome writer, my friend. Congratulations!
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-12-03 17:32 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Larien. I appreciate the "awesome" even though I don't feel it as I struggle with a spaghetti of words.
phyncke
phyncke at 2008-12-03 05:55 (UTC) (Link)
Congrats!
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-12-03 17:32 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks phyncke!
inwe_saralonde
inwe_saralonde at 2008-12-03 06:21 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations!

*hugs*
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-12-03 17:33 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much, Manon.
grondfic
grondfic at 2008-12-03 08:20 (UTC) (Link)
Hey! Well done indeed.

And what a lovely banner they've given you.
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-12-03 17:34 (UTC) (Link)
Hey Grond thanks for the well-wishes. I chose that from a bewildering menu of gorgeous pics that they offered. The MEFAs are aggressively well-run.


Edited at 2008-12-03 09:26 pm (UTC)
chaotic_binky
chaotic_binky at 2008-12-03 09:31 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations!

Hugs Binky xxxx
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-12-03 17:35 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Binky! Hugs back.
malinorne2003
malinorne2003 at 2008-12-03 13:26 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations! I'm fairly sure I haven't read this fic, so now I have something to look forward to :-) Beautyful banner, too!
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-12-03 17:36 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Mal! As I said above, I put a link to the SWG site on this post and added a nice visual of Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Feanor. What, am I procrastinating again? Yeah.
malinorne2003
malinorne2003 at 2008-12-03 18:20 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the link! I'd be lying if I said the archaic language was never a hindrance, but nevertheless, I enjoyed reading very much, and of course particularly the part 'in the past', which was also easier to read :-)
I found this to be a very creative fic, and considering the similarities between Greek mythology and the Silmarillion, it makes perfect sense to let a 'god' interact in this way. And, Fëanor would be the only elf who could appear in the role of the seducer... so perfect :-)
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-12-03 21:11 (UTC) (Link)
As (I think) Pandemonium said Manwe in this is very like Zeus and Varda like Hera. Makes sense to me anyway.
The archaic language wasn't easy for me and I agree that it sometimes overly calls attention to itself. I probably won't do it again (aside from my Ring characterization - lol). Glad you enjoyed it.
Hugs!
malinorne2003
malinorne2003 at 2008-12-03 21:25 (UTC) (Link)
The Zeus/Hera comment makes a lot of sense, only it seems Zeus initiated his affairs with mortals, while you had Fëanor take the initiative. I liked that!
As for archaic language, I wouldn't have minded if it had been only Manwe using it. The Ring characterization is brilliant!
Kenaz
kenazfiction at 2008-12-03 15:52 (UTC) (Link)
Without question a well deserved victory!
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-12-03 17:37 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Kenaz. I am humbled to be in such amazing company. Your stories are awesome.
Menel
menel at 2008-12-03 17:29 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations!

I've bookmarked the story for holiday reading. I was excited to see that it features Feanor. He's my favorite character from the Sil. *hugs*
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-12-03 17:43 (UTC) (Link)
Hi menel! Thanks. I hope you enjoy. I found the archaic language a daunting task which I know I didn't nail. It's not exactly light reading either. If you're interested in a lighter holiday themed fic, check out "To Light the Solstice Fire"
here: http://elfscribe5.livejournal.com/70620.html
erfan_starled
erfan_starled at 2008-12-03 20:27 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so impressed with MEFA - what a great banner/pic. Congratulations, it's heart-warming to see you get this. Thanks for linking to the fic, too. I have not read it and will look forward to it. MEFA is providing a good focus for a reason to read particular fics and I have needed that lately.

Once again, congratulations! (I'll read the fic and then enthuse about why I think you earned it!! :D)

*hugs*
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-12-03 21:23 (UTC) (Link)
I found the MEFAs totally intimidating in the sheer number of excellent authors and fics. And based on reading reviews, there were so many good ones. I was only able to sample a fraction of the stories, but the ones I did were of high quality.

You may not like Wind and Fire. It's not an easy read, I don't think. Certainly not a feel-good story. It does, however, present a good justification for why Feanor was so damn obsessed with getting those Silmarils back and I'm quite fond of the characterization of Feanor in it. But it won't be everybody's cuppa tea.

Anyway, I'm humbled and surprised to have a story of mine do well in a wider arena like MEFA. Surprised actually because for such a long time the MEFA crowd was hostile to slash. I still think there were many in the community who wouldn't give this fic a read because of the subject matter. But in any case, the fact that it had a showing at all (due to slash-friendly friends)gives me some incentive to write more "serious" fics that might possibly get a wider reading.

Anyway, hope you enjoy it. (I added a nice visual of Feanor at the beginning this morning.)




Edited at 2008-12-03 09:29 pm (UTC)
daeomae at 2008-12-03 22:56 (UTC) (Link)
Woooohooooo!! That's awesome, dear!! :D Congrats! *massive hugs*

*Mwah*
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-12-04 00:44 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much Dae! Hugs back.
amalc at 2008-12-04 00:55 (UTC) (Link)
I didn't know you had posted this. I just read it today and it is brilliant. Well done and congratulations on winning. You shouldn't be surprised though - it is really very good.

Hugs,
A.

PS - Any chance of any more Wraeththu stuff? I loved your stories.
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-12-04 03:27 (UTC) (Link)
Hi A. Glad you enjoyed it. Chance for more Wraeththu? Not in the immediate future - although I have a couple of long overdue drabbles to do. Turns out doing a drabble right can take some real background work. LOL.
I'm working on a long fic right now. But probably won't start posting until its well along.
Hugs!!
Aglarien
aglarien1 at 2008-12-04 02:40 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations!!!
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-12-04 03:28 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Agie! Much appreciated.
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