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Twice Twenty  by Dreamflower 7 Review(s)
GryffinjackReviewed Chapter: 37 on 8/18/2006
Oh, Barbara! *shudders* That was brilliantly creepy!

I *loved* this! I've not seen Gollum in fanfic before, and I truly enjoyed this glimpse inside his pathetic and twisted evil mind. When I read it, I heard inside my head the voice of Andy Serkis as Gollum saying your words. Your words and his voice and characterisation were a perfect fit.

I imagine you are right, that thoughts such as these are indeed what kept running through Gollum's mind as he trailed behind the Fellowship, waiting for the opportunity to pounce upon them and retrieve his "birthday present." Flapping behind for all those many miles, scrutinising his enemy and planning how to destroy them, especially "the Baggins." The way he thought of each of them, from the light of the eyes of the Elf to his recognition of Aragorn and recollection of what Aragorn did to him to his characterisation of Dwarves as being too tough to chew ... this was flawless.

This was wonderfully different and refreshing in an evil sort of way.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 37 on 8/7/2006
Woah! I was shivering at Gollum's thoughts anyway and then I got to the last line....

Author Reply: Yes, going through Slinker/Stinker's thoughts is a pretty shuddery experience. He was *not* a nice creature. And I am quite certain that he was well aware that there were other evils besides himself in Moria--he was too attuned to the dark not to know.

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 37 on 8/1/2006
"But we are not the only thing that follows in the dark."

What a marvelous last line!!

This is a wonderful look into Gollum's mind, I loved it!!

Author Reply: I really do think that this, or something very like it, was probably the constant refrain in his mind as he followed the Company in Moria.

I'm glad you liked it!

Baggins BabeReviewed Chapter: 37 on 8/1/2006
That is definitely Gollum's voice - chilling and creepy. *shudder* He would think like that. How typical that he should assess each member of the Fellowship - and his plans for Frodo were especially horrible! Brilliantly done.

Author Reply: "He would think like that."

Yes, he would. He was a horrible nasty little villainous murderer, and I don't mean only Deagol, for remember the hints of "empty cradles" in areas he passed? or the "implings" he "squeezed" to supplement his dinner? I think he would have wanted to do something really horrible to Frodo, out of his jealousy for his "Precious".

KittyReviewed Chapter: 37 on 8/1/2006
Uh. That sounds truly like Gollum - wanting to kill everyone, even these who didn't ever anything against him. Nassty little creeper, yess! Maybe I should feel sorry for him, because he was the slave of the Ring for so long and twisted by it, but I'm not Frodo - I'm still glad he fell into Orodruin and wasn't able to hurt Sam or Frodo even more.

Author Reply: Yes, Gollum was a truly nasty little creeper. He was a murderer--not only of his friend Deagol, but remember the tales of "something dark" that snatched babies from cradles? Not to mention the "implings" he squeezed to supplement his diet beneath the mountains? The Ring was able to twist him so much and so quickly because he was already a rather nasty little person to begin with.

I'm not sorry he fell either, except for Frodo's sake, since it made Frodo feel so guilty.

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 37 on 8/1/2006
Ooo, very chilling, especially his summing up of each of the Fellowship in turn and then all together. You can almost hear the pitter patter of little feet (and not in a good way!).

Nice bits of description. I loved the likening of Aragorn's eyes to those of Elves.

Author Reply: Yes, there he was flapping along behind them in the dark, and I'm quite sure that this is only a small taste of the nastiness he was thinking as he did so.

I think that Aragorn's Numenorean heritage would have given him that sort of similarity--at least as far as bearing his look would go, when it came to evil-doers. And I'm quite sure Gollum came in for enough of his piercing stares as Aragorn "escorted" his captive to Mirkwood.

demeter dReviewed Chapter: 37 on 8/1/2006
Oooohh! Lovely Gollum voice. Well captured. the looks at the various fellowship members through his eyes are spot on. One thing I liked about the P.J. movies is how well Andy Serkis caught that voice, too. And the last line is quite chilling. Gollum was definitely not the worst thing following them in the dark! Nicely done.

Author Reply: Thanks again!

I will have to say, I think that Andy Serkis' portrayal of Gollum was brilliant, evoking some sympathy for his plight without ever trying to make him "cute". His Gollum was thoroughly evil and chilling, if pitiable as well.

And no, Gollum was neither the only or the worst.

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