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Sun, Aug. 8th, 2004 05:45 pm
After taking half a year away from LJ and writing I have made a promise to myself to get back into both, well at least a bit...







These images from Return of the King grabbed my subconscious on Tuesday December 16, 2003 and have been rattling around for months. Watcher on the Heights is what came out.

I am so happy to have written anything, it has been months since I have been able to. I would like to thank my betas, Fileg and Edrys, for both their generosity and superior skill.

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edrys
edrys
edrys
Mon, Aug. 9th, 2004 02:39 am (UTC)

You thrilled me by writng that story - and by permitting me to have a crack at beta'ing it for you. But you made that task easy by writing such a wonderful story in the first place - and as Avon noted, you gave those poor men the shelter PJ & Co. forgot. ;-)


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elladans_witch
elladans_witch
Chris
Mon, Aug. 9th, 2004 03:16 am (UTC)

Ness,

Thank you for your kind words. Sadly, I am unable to take credit for providing forgotten shelters. PJ did build them, in the second picture posted there is a beehive shaped structure with smoke rising out of the center roof hole. It is just below and to the left of the men.

Not so coincidently, Tay and were just talking about how brilliant PJ was in filming these movies. I asked her to take some screencaps (from which I got the posted pictures - and for which I carelessly forgot to credit and thank her); she captured 64 beautiful shots of this one sequence for me to pick from. His attention to detail astounds me anew each time I look closely.


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edrys
edrys
edrys
Mon, Aug. 9th, 2004 05:11 pm (UTC)

...there is a beehive shaped structure with smoke rising out of the center roof hole.
You know, I do recall seeing that, but it never said shelter to me. It looks like an oven (though looking at it in this still, it is a bit overlarge for an oven, isn't it? :-p), and I had thought that it might be the place where they kept a fire going from which to light the beacon.

I agree that the level of detail in the movies is astounding. Even if that beehive shaped structure is some kind of an oven and not a shelter, the fact that it is there still impressed me. As have many other visual details in the movies. :-)


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persephonesbear
persephonesbear
Fri, Aug. 13th, 2004 11:42 pm (UTC)

glad to "see" you


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faramir_boromir
faramir_boromir
Gondor's Finest Brothers
Tue, Oct. 19th, 2004 10:28 pm (UTC)

Just dropping in to say how much I enjoyed this story. I'm usually unmoved by stories with OCs, simply because a lot of writers don't work hard enough to make you believe their creations. In this case, you made a convert out of me. I can see those men, I know their backgrounds, and I understand what the dynamics are of working up on the heights as they do. This is a real tribute to your creativity, and hard work in putting this together. Well done!


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elladans_witch
elladans_witch
Chris
Mon, Nov. 1st, 2004 06:23 am (UTC)

Sally, Thank you so much. I really love writing in places that are only a mention in canon. Filling in details while staying true to the books (or movie) is fun and I am glad that those came through in the story.


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