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Colors  by annmarwalk 7 Review(s)
BranwynReviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/27/2005
Beautiful love letter from Denethor! And what a tender and bright depiction of spring. I especially liked the riotous trumpeting of the daffodils. The last line is a little funny as if, after being carried away by the excitement of spring, he suddenly remembers himself--"oh, right, I am trying to entice her back here..." How could Finduilas have resisted him?

Author Reply: My Denethor, though besotted, knows exactly what he is doing - enticing her by letting brief glimpses of his poetic side appear, then hurriedly concealing them again. He's such a tease!

BranwynReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/27/2005
One of my favorite scenes from the movie! I love Pippin calling the heir of Gondor "old man" and asking him if he is getting tired. Nice view of Boromir teaching (no doubt he had a great deal of practice at it back in Gondor).

BranwynReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/27/2005
I so love the term "kitchen-friends" because, yes, the foodies always gravitate toward the kitchen and find each other. You can imagine Sam and the elven cooks happily comparing various cooking techniques and recipes.

"Damn, what is this?" I hear Boromir saying this line. :-) And the happy ending--men belching around the campfire (a nice touch of realism...).

Author Reply: Great fun to write! I always say that I don't write hobbits; but Sam has just shown up so many times, there's no point in denying it any more. Even his kids have shown up on my doorstep, wanting their stories told too.

Oh yes, that line is most definitely Boromir, no complaints about *him* talking inside my head.

ArmarielReviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/20/2005
Delightful! Especially the third one. Can practically smell the flowers. Keep it up, this is some fine writing....


Author Reply: Thank you so much, Armariel!
I wrote it on a dreary day, so it was a much a prayer of hope, as a vision of the White City at its loveliest.

Mum's the WordReviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/20/2005
This was so lovely!

Your description of early spring's flowers and birds make me appreciate again the beauties of my country home.

I'm especially impressed with the outpouring of "sane" Denethor's heart.

Again, a lovely drabble. Thank you for sharing it.

Author Reply: Thank you for your kind words!

I was inspired while in the midst of reading "Courting the Lady", and so I have somewhat subconsciously mimicked Celandine's writing style, and her vision of cool, collected head-over-heals-in-love Denethor. It sounds like a strange combination, but she's brought him to life so well! A lovely story - you would enjoy it very much, I think.


mirthorReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/19/2005
This sounds exactly like something Boromir would think. He probably did think of them as children, even thought they were not much younger than himself, in fact Frodo being older. Good insight.

Author Reply: I think, in addition to his innate suspicion of elves and dwarves, Boromir would have been quite insulted at the idea of playing nursemaid to what he would have considered useless hangers-on, at best, and dangers to the mission, at worst. Each day would have been a new learning experience for him; he may have even surprised himself as his respect and love for the little ones grew, day by day.


LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/19/2005
Ah, a lovely drabble indeed. Red peppers in elvish cooking indeed.

Author Reply: Thank you!

Just goes to show what can be accomplished when you are really stretching for inspiration (and really hungry too!)


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