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This and That  by Lindelea 5 Review(s)
Agape4GondorReviewed Chapter: 2 on 2/9/2008
What a delightful idea... making the unexpected guest Frodo!!! I'm impressed. And I really like the idea that he was born in Bag End! Wow - really neat idea. And so fitting.

Delightful chapter!

Author Reply: I do like the way such a birthday would tie him to Bag End, sort of foreshadowing his adoption by Bilbo.


Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 2 on 9/18/2006
Oh wow! Poor Prim! But Bilbo is a wonder, handling everything so well. Poor fellow was obviously taken aback and probably nervous, but he did what needed doing, and what a wonderful surprise for him! :)
God bless,

Author Reply: I do think that Bilbo was a reservoir of experience (though perhaps not necessarily OB-Gyn experience) and common sense.

It's no wonder he adopted Frodo later in life!


LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/17/2005
Aha, Frodo the party crasher! What a birthday surprise indeed!

CitrineReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/15/2005
I've been kicking myself for not reviewing this at Marigold's site, and then when I finally stop procrastinating, live journal crashes in a heap, taking what seems like half the internet with it. So here I am:)
I found this quite hilarious. Drogo and Bilbo are so charmingly male and oblivious, then Drogo faints! Hah! It's a good thing Bilbo kept his cool when our future Ringbearer made his sudden entrance. And yet I can see more serious underlying subtext here, that maybe Primula's family weren't too happy with her choice of husband, that she had married somewhat below her station. I always got the feeling in LOTR that the Baggins clan were 'quality', but were considered kind of slightly down-at-the-heels gentry. Poor Drogo must feel like he has a lot to make up for.

Author Reply: So glad that your conscience drove you to leave a review. There now, doesn't that feel better?

Y'know, it's funny, I never quite had a handle on Drogo's station, except that he spent a great deal of time at his father-in-law's table... which I guess said something to me. After all, if he were as well-to-do as the Brandybucks surely he'd have his own reputation for a table! The story just sort of wrote itself this way, that Drogo's family was "gentry" but had lost their money, and that Primula left her station to marry him, and yet in moving to the Bywater area she was in the curious position of being looked *down* on for being a Bucklander...

I'm rambling, so I'd better quit, but thanks for the review!

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/15/2005
Bilbo coped surprisingly well for an old bachelor. It's amazing the panache you pick up when adventuring with a wizard.

Author Reply: Amazing, really. Wonder if Gandalf every had to do any emergency deliveries?

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