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Twice Twenty  by Dreamflower 7 Review(s)
BodkinReviewed Chapter: 34 on 3/16/2006
I do like a bit of Gimli-centricness. And the sense of eternity, maybe, would have been a great help to Frodo and Sam at that moment. A sense of something beyond the immediate urgency and loss.

Author Reply: Yes, that *is* exactly it! Gimli, and Frodo and Sam as well, needed to believe, and to have that belief strengthened!

Anso the HobbitReviewed Chapter: 34 on 3/16/2006
That was really beautiful and you captured Gimli very well! :D

Author Reply: Thank you! I had been wanting to do Gimlli's POV for a while.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 34 on 3/14/2006
Nice to see the moment from Gimli's point of view. Yes, he needs that moment of awareness, that surety that some things are indeed eternal. Durin's distant descendant in a way giving Gandalf to Durin for safekeeping, if I'm making myself clear.

Author Reply: Yes. You got it exactly. He needed the comfort, and the strength to go on, and was able to draw on that, as well as to share it with Frodo and Sam.

PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: 34 on 3/14/2006
I just read this passage yesterday at lunch--and your tale from Gimli's pov gave me shivers. Your story actually amplifies the Professor's own words, and it is just beautiful. Well done!

Pippinfan

Author Reply: Well, this part has always niggled at me. Written from an outside POV, it appears that in the midst of grief and danger, Gimli is suddenly taken by a whim to go sight-seeing. I just knew that there had to be more to it somehow--I just had to get into his head to find out what.

And do you see the parallel here to Galadriel's Mirror? I never did before...

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 34 on 3/14/2006
". . . some things are eternal and enduring, in and of themselves."

Oh! Wonderful, simply wonderful. Thank you!

Author Reply: And thank *you* for your kind words! I am glad that you liked it.

Baggins BabeReviewed Chapter: 34 on 3/14/2006
A poignant look at the Fellowship at their darkest moment. I always loved the idea of Durin's Crown - such a beautiful image. Glad to see that it gives Frodo new strength. Bless that Dwarf!

Author Reply: Thank you.

You know, as I was writing this, it came to me that there was a certain amount of parallelism here--Frodo goes with Gimli at his invitation to peer into this mirror-like water, and Sam quietly follows, and they all see something remarkable.

Rather like when Galadriel invites them to look into her Mirror in the next part?

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 34 on 3/14/2006
What a lovely look at this scene Dreamflower and how appropriate to do it from Gimli's POV. Whenever I read this scene I try to picture which members of the Fellowship would be standing and silent and which prostrate in their grief. I guess from your description that our ideas are very similar.

Author Reply: I had really wanted to do something from his POV--I hope to eventually have done each one of the Fellowship's POV in this set of fics--and this scene, I wanted to explore the reasons that Gimli seemingly ignored his grief over Gandalf to go sight-seeing. I just couldn't think it was that way, so I thought to go inside his head, and show that visiting the Mirrormere was actually a *part* of his grieving, and his need to draw strength from it. And it was important that Frodo and Sam go as well.

I think in some ways my ideas on how they showed their grief were somewhat influenced by the film. But not entirely...

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