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"bleh! What have you done to the beautiful dialect of the smilarilion? You've trashed it and made it modern! That is a travesty, and no true fan of tolkein would do this. I reject this work."
-- an unregistered user on archiveofourown

I love this comment so much that I am seriously considering getting it printed on a t-shirt.  I keep reading it again and it makes me fall over laughing again.

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thesmallhobbit
15th Oct, 2017 16:52 (UTC)
That's up there with my favourite "This is not canon" for a fanfic of mine in which the main characters were turned into bunnies.
bunn
15th Oct, 2017 18:13 (UTC)
I have yet to achieve the lofty heights of the noncanon bunnies, but I am proud indeed of my smilarilion.
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ningloreth
15th Oct, 2017 17:36 (UTC)
"I reject this work."

And everyone is gutted, LOL. I had a great one once: "'in whole France' would be more correct than 'in the whole of France'. Just a tip."
bunn
15th Oct, 2017 18:12 (UTC)
One whole France! There's a tip to treasure.
huinare
15th Oct, 2017 17:51 (UTC)
Ummm, the very vast majority of Silmarillion fanfic doesn't use the antiquated KJV type speech. This esteemed reviewer must be new.

Also: SMILARILION. Definitely trust the opinion of anyone who knows the true and secret spelling that Tolkien wisely intended.
bunn
15th Oct, 2017 18:11 (UTC)
Nononono 'tolkein' ! Without a capital letter, obvs!

Honestly, if it had been from anyone I knew, I would have assumed it was a joke, but because it's unregistered username 'geek', I think it was intended genuinely.

It is a thing of purest shining accidental gold that I shall treasure long.
nonnicat
15th Oct, 2017 23:34 (UTC)
First time reader!
Mind sharing a link to the fanfic? I'm a huge Tolkien fan (by the way, I love your art!)

~ Nonni
bunn
16th Oct, 2017 08:31 (UTC)
Re: First time reader!
Oh, hello!

It was Nerdanel and Fëanor : Messages: https://archiveofourown.org/works/10491684

which by some way is probably the most colloquial and modern-language-y thing I've written -- because it's a silly story about Nerdanel and Fëanor text messaging each other when Fëanor was in the Halls of Mandos.

Obviously Grumpy Commenter would read that one, not anything else I've written where I was trying for more lyrical language! :-D
angelica_ramses
16th Oct, 2017 01:54 (UTC)
Amazing! It's been some time since such a jewel of a review turns up - almost a smilaril!
bunn
16th Oct, 2017 08:31 (UTC)
A smilaril! :-DDD

it is indeed.
shyfoxling
16th Oct, 2017 06:25 (UTC)
I saw this post on the front page of LJ when I logged in today. This comment rather makes me want to read the fic that prompted it!
bunn
16th Oct, 2017 08:33 (UTC)
! I always forget LJ does that. Though, what am I saying, a comment of this quality deserves an audience to appreciate it!

It was Nerdanel and Fëanor : Messages: https://archiveofourown.org/works/10491684 about First Age Nerdanel and Fëanor text messaging one another. Not one of the more serious and Silmarilliony things I have written!
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scripsi
16th Oct, 2017 15:25 (UTC)
"smilarilion"

Yes, that's a good one!

My personal favourite was someone derailing me for writing Captain Hook as a very unpleasant way, because he wouldn't behave like that because he was a PIRATE!

Oh, silly me, I hadn't realised pirates were mainly known as fluffy romantic bunnies...
bunn
16th Oct, 2017 17:03 (UTC)
Oh dear. The word pirate has been sadly misused!
sally_maria
16th Oct, 2017 16:56 (UTC)
Oh, what a prime example of Muphry's law.

I must admit I always want to check whether these tolkein fans are members of the Tolkein Society.

Edited at 2017-10-16 16:58 (UTC)
bunn
16th Oct, 2017 17:04 (UTC)
I love the Tolkein Society :-D
r_blackcat
17th Oct, 2017 11:23 (UTC)
To tell you the truth, I don't like your too modern language also; but the comment is beautiful, it would look great on t-shirt.
(And I haven't time still to tell you that despite language and despite me seeing the elves in an entirely different way, I love "Mereth Aderthad". It was absolutely great. I never imagined a guilty feanorion get angered - and still be right. Thank you.)
bunn
17th Oct, 2017 19:25 (UTC)
Ah, you and my mother both on the modern language! Whereas Pp felt that there was too much tea and cake and not enough epic in the Return to Aman series. The last story is going to have an epic ending, but too late for him...

I'm glad you liked the Mereth Aderthad though. (I do dislike the Amrod burned at Losgar thing, so Maglor's fury was easy to write!)

How is your conception of Elves different? I think I've made them perhaps rather solid and ordinary recently, which I hadn't quite intended but probably arose from the very closeup view and having lots of dialogue (very un-silmarilliony that, I am sure my angry commenter would be furious!)
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