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This and That  by Lindelea 4 Review(s)
Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/18/2006
*giggling* Oh my! O....kay. Pippin obviously needs a good bath and a nice breakfast and then lots and lots of sleep. He's at the point where he's so tired that he's acting silly and won't realise how silly he's been until he's rested. :) This was hilarious!
God bless,

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/17/2005
Oh, I can so appreciate the exhausted Pippin who finds the pig sty fascinating. Poor, poor Merry.

Author Reply: Poor Merry. It's the sort of thing to laugh about, sitting around and sipping brandy, years later.

Connie B.Reviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/16/2005
Amazing what being over-tired can do to some people, especially if that person has a tendancy to be a bit hyper to start with.

This story really shows how much the Quest changed our young Pippin. It's sad in a way that he grew up so fast, but I like the person he became so much.

Sorry I didn't review this on the Challenge 14 sight. I haven't been up to my usual standards the last couple of weeks. There's been a bug going around, and jsut when I thought I was over it, it made a return visit. Now I just hope I can pull it together to write my Challenge 15 story.

I wish I'd read this sooner.


Connie B.

Author Reply: Poor thing, I hope you're well over your bug by now. I just seem to keep catching different ones--one after the other.

I have been at that level of exhaustion, one of a group of young teens, all of us very silly after paddling-and-portaging through the wilderness for a number of days. It's the sort of thing that makes people put a "safety" rope around their waists to play in a waterfall... probably not something our counselors would have done, had *they* not been in the same state. And then to lie on the shore of an island in the middle of a pristine lake, after all the gear is tucked under the overturned canoes and dinner is eaten and everything washed up... calling back and forth with the loons across the water, while the stars come out and the Northern Lights dance. Whew.

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/16/2005
Is 'dippy as a Took' a new simile in the Shire?

Although, apart from wallowing in a pig sty, I can see why Pippin is so excited. Everything else emphasises the difference between hobbits and elves - but they both have pigs. But I do think Pippin's reaction suggests he might have found and eaten some magic mushrooms as well as the more normal sort!

So, then, Lindelea - how did Pippin and Merry convince the august Elf Lord that they were up to the task?

Author Reply: LOL, is that a plot bunny I see before me?

You're spot on with why Pippin is so excited. Exhausted, exhilarated (how DOES one spell that word?), and not a little homesick. Ummm, with the exception, perhaps, of the magic mushrooms.

Dippy as a Took? Hmm, there's got to be some sort of Middle-earthish way to say that.

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