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Birthday Drabbles and Suchlike  by annmarwalk 3 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 4 on 6/25/2005
It's nice to see that Eowyn has a hand on both sides of her life. So often she is depicted as incapable of doing feminine things, and I suspect, as you've written, that she was indeed capable of sewing as well as swordcraft.

Author Reply: Most definitely capable of both; and now in her maturity able to see that both kinds of skills would have an important place in her life.
(Since you reminded me of other drabbles I'd forgotten to post, you might want to look at "Rising to the Challenge" when you get a chance - there's a drabble there that's a sort of counterpoint to this one.)

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 4 on 6/25/2005
I love Faramir's fascination with his wife and the sense that he will never know her completely.

Author Reply: Our spouses don't ever know us completely, do they? ;) and growing up motherless, in fact without any female relatives at all, the whole world of womanliness would have been a mystery to him. How wonderful that he finally has time, and peace, to learn about that world!

BranwynReviewed Chapter: 4 on 12/25/2004

Thank you again for this wonderful birthday present!

Regarding the compatability of martial virtues and womanly arts, Joan of Arc proudly told her interrogators that she was the best spinner in her village! So the two are not mutually exclusive. I liked that this is set in the winter, when the weather would sometimes keep them housebound and there would be more time for fine handiwork.

She held up her handiwork, a small jacket as exquisite and intricate as a spiderís web.

Aww! It's for Elboron!


Author Reply: Thanks for reminding me that I hadn't yet posted two of my other Eowyn drabbles, which I think you will also enjoy. I have remedied that now - look for "Two Drabbles Concerning Eowyn".

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