|25 May 2008|| Anon.|
This is so sad. I am guessing that the other part of her is a drow, because those two races are always warring. It really does look like a tear too. Jess L Rhapsodos
replies: "Yep, yep, yep. The "monsters" in this are the drow, though the poem doesn’t exactly hold true to what my dark elves are like in my story. This poem is more aimed at another project I had with Anariel where her character was really different from what it is now.
Thanks for reading!"
|25 May 2008|| Heidi Hecht|
This is cool. And sad. Some people in her situation might find a way to help anyway, even if they won’t accept her. It is a good way to thumb her nose at the people who made her an outcast in the first place. Jess L Rhapsodos
replies: "Yeah, I was sort of sad when I wrote it, so I guess that came through. And in the story, though it is a little different, she does do a little bit of "thumbing." Haha."
|22 Sep 2008|| Désirée Dippenaar|
Great poem! The emotion really comes across very well, and I especially like the teardrop-shape, that is a very good effect! And the rift between the two cultures that Anariel experiences becomes very clear too. Must be terrible to be in the middle, belonging to neither side, and you bring that across very well.
Excellent! ^_^ Jess L Rhapsodos
replies: "Thanks, and yes, I like the shape idea, too. A whole section in English class devoted to poetry. I was the only one in my class who actually enjoyed it.
This poem is more based on my early view of Anariel before the actual story I have uploaded on Elfwood, but I still keep it for sentimental reasons. Thanks for reading."
|1 May 2009|| Nikki van de Pol|
Nice work, the teardrop shape indeed really adds to the whole. I also think it’s great how you manage not to have to use loads of difficult words in order to be poetic and convey a lot of feeling. It makes the emotions purer and more true in a sense, like it’s taken almost directly from her mind. (even though you use third person of course) You got me curious about the story behind it, even though the poem doesn’t exactly fit the character anymore. Anyways, keep it up! Jess L Rhapsodos
replies: "Thanks for reading. The character that I wrote about in this actually features in the Order of the Dragon chapters I have up. She’s different, but deep down she sort of still has these emotions.
Glad you liked it."
|17 Jul 2009|| Ashley Tracylove OConnell|
this is great. maybe you wrote it cause at times you feel like an outcast? Idk just a thought. Jess L Rhapsodos
replies: "Hmm, somewhat, though not so much an outcast, but more being lonely.
When I wrote this, about three of my friends were moving away, so I was going to miss them a lot.
Thanks for reading."
|6 Feb 2010|| Lindsay Verde|
Ooo, a great little tidbit to read before getting into the actual story Jess L Rhapsodos
replies: "Thanks. The Order of the Dragon has changed so much since this poem, but there are a few things still the same.
It at least gives you an insight into how Anariel thinks.