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|Air, Fire, Water by annmarwalk||9 Review(s)|
|docmon||Reviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/22/2005|
|ohhhh my. what can i say? so few words, and yet you create a world, or such emotion, or simple say It right.|
"Gandalf –Gandalf?– laughing with joy, a sound like water in a parched land."
how more perfect a way to describe Gandalf's laugh, after all sam's been through. He knows real thirst, he knows what parched really feels like, so the words are doubly apt.
a true wordsmith,
Author Reply: Thank you so much!
A true wordsmith did write those words, "like water in a parched land", for they are straight from the Professor's pen, snitched by me for the perfect finishing touch to my poor shadow of his genius.
|Branwyn||Reviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/22/2005|
|More beautiful word-painting! Loved the rain that "sweetens the strawberries and coaxes the fresh green shoots of new barley from the earth." So vivid and full of color--you must have the box of 102 crayons with the built-in sharpener! |
Author Reply: Oooh, I loved those! The colors! The names of the colors! Thinking about what could be done with those colors! And as a grown-up, I once bought a set of 100 skeins of embroidery floss, just so I could sit and admire the color and silken texture.
|Branwyn||Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/22/2005|
|This drabble evokes such a strong feeling of uneasy truce. |
...hold the wintry dark at bay, for a little while The elements of the conflict, though almost hidden, are all present--the Ring, Boromir's struggle with temptation, and his death ("mortal lives"). How did you do that in so few words? :-D
Author Reply: Perfect, perfect inspiration (and forty minutes of time to kill at work...)
|Raksha The Demon||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/19/2005|
|How do you get all that into a 100-word drabble? Lovely, evocative account of Faramir's awakening to hope...|
Author Reply: You know, half the time I think my word count must be off, so I check it again (and again, and again). I don't even know how I pack so much in - sometimes they seem to write themselves, as I watch in awe.
|mirthor||Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/19/2005|
|The last line - perfect.|
Author Reply: Thank you!
A salute, as always, to my beloved Boromir, blazing fiercely, then snuffed out.
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/19/2005|
|OOOOHHHHH! This is so very, very beautiful--from the End of All Things to the renewal, complete with laughing guardian angel.|
Author Reply: Thank you, thank you so much - I wrote this quite a while back, and had forgotten it until tonight.
"laughing guardian angel" - ooh, I like that! I always love watching Gandalf's joyous, bubbling laughter in the film.
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/19/2005|
|You say in a few words what I take chapters to express. Oh, I love this one!|
But you have plots, and characters, and things actually happening in your stories! Whereas mine mostly consist of thinking, or eating, or thinking about eating. With pretty scenery around.
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/19/2005|
|Oh, very evocative. Lovely piece, and excellent imagery. Love the scent of hope.|
Author Reply: Thank you! I love the idea of athelas bearing the most-beloved scents to rouse the injured one towards hope and healing.
|Armariel||Reviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/19/2005|
|Very lovely, the use of strong images that appeal to all the senses really bring your writing to life. Amazing that you can accomplish it in such a small space.|
Author Reply: Thank you for your kind words! I'm helpless at plots, my dialog is week, but I do seem to have some small descriptive skill, so that's basically what I do. :)