tip: "uchiha sasuke/uzumaki naruto" angst kudos>10
I stumbled on this fic by chance and holy cow was I blown away!!! Everyone is so perfectly characterized, the little quirks of speech, all of it. Even characters not in the movies I could almost hear their voices, they were so distinct. And goodness did I love all the talk about language. And your writing and descriptions are so beautiful and moving, I think you've got those themes of "love mingled with grief" down perfectly. This is the truest and best happy-ending fic I could have ever hoped for, happiness but with all the realness and honesty and emotional turmoil you'd expect from Tolkien. Love it love it love it!!
Thank you for your lovely comment - that's high praise indeed, and deeply appreciated since that's just the thing I was striving toward!