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Moments in Time  by Larner 1159 Review(s)
PSWReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/7/2016
Fantastic! The idea that there's something Aragorn *can't* do is quite endearing. And, there's no need to hammer a bench together w the same force you'd use to sledge a stone wall down, your Majesty... :-P

PSWReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/5/2016
That is a good metaphor! Transplanting...

I enjoyed this little look into Frodo's thought processes. Very nice, thanks for writing!

Author Reply: Thank you! I do believe Frodo liked it as a metaphor.

OGSQYrM9l8w3Reviewed Chapter: 15 on 1/11/2016
So much info in so few words. Tosolty could learn a lot.

Author Reply: I have to laugh at the idea of this being "so few words," seeing it is one of my longer short stories! But certainly Tolstoy did tend to write long books!

Thank you.

Eirinn LeighReviewed Chapter: 27 on 7/26/2015
I've been wanting to hear this story. This was lovely!

Author Reply: Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. And there is a sequel of sorts to it in one of my other collections. Thank you!

Eirinn LeighReviewed Chapter: 15 on 7/25/2015
Loved this chapter! One thing I'm confused on is at what point in time the slave ship is liberated and the proceeds from it split among the survivors. Is this typical Gondorian policy? Because it sounded at first to me as if this girl was a child when she was liberated but then I remembered the other time this circumstance is mentioned in 'the lesser ring' I believe, which takes place quite a few years /after/ Frodo sails west.

Author Reply: As I imagine it, any Gondorian ship, merchant or navy, that managed to capture a slave ship would free its prisoners and give them the ship and whatever remaining cargo and treasure that was found aboard it to help them get home. However, when there was no home left to return to or no family to offer protection to a female or child slave, she or he might find a place within a Gondorian home as a an adoptee or as a foster placement. Popea was enslaved long before victory against Mordor and thus before the time of the slaves told of in "Lesser Rings," and as no one could determine where the rest of her family might have been disposed of she was adopted by Marcardion's family and had dwelt with them for several years.

Again, I apologize for the delay in answering your question. My shoulder has limited my time working on the computer for a few months now, and it's only now beginning to let up!

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 95 on 6/14/2014
Obviously not a box turtle! LOL! =)


Author Reply: No, not a box turtle necessarily. Heh! So glad you enjoyed it. I'm not certain what turtles, if any, might live in the Shire, but I remember bringing home new "pets" fairly frequently back when I was quite small and we lived in Tulsa, as well as the ones Mom encouraged people to bring her when the family relocated to Arkansas after I'd moved out on my own.

Sorry for the delay in answering--my shoulder has been aching abominably, and I've had to limit my time working on the computer at all for the last few months.

estelnalissiReviewed Chapter: 100 on 1/31/2014
Because I can't bear it that Frodo sailed from Middle Earth, I shy away from your stories, but your love for Frodo and the honor you do him and the Hobbits in your heartfelt, complexly imagined, deeply layered writing draws me irresistibly back to read and admire and cry a few tears. Sam's song with Pippin's tweaking is a bittersweet sketch of Frodo's life abbreviated to a dense concentration of detail and emotion. I am especially moved by the verses in which you show Frodo deciding again and again to put the well being of others before his own, eschewing his own happiness and comfort until he's lost the Hobbit's instinct to dwell in cozy community. I brailled this poem, to get it out of the computer so I can read it any time, anywhere to celebrate the profound nobility of Frodo and The Lord of the Rings.

Author Reply: I am so touched by this tribute! There is no question that Frodo Baggins is a most extraordinary being, no matter what his race or native inclinations, and it is his willingness to put others before himself that makes us love him so very much. And I am so honored you brailled this! Somehow I've lost my Duxbury program, or I'd have many of my stories translated into .brf format for those who want to read them using a braille display or other paperless braille device, or have them ready to print to a braille embosser. Again, thank you so much. I, too, grieve that he felt it necessary to leave Middle Earth, but have always felt that it was needed at the time.

Thank you so very much!

ImladrisReviewed Chapter: 33 on 11/30/2012
Oh my, Larner. This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever read, I'm in tears.

Not only are the voices of the individual characters clear and very moving, but the words themselves and rhythm echo Tolkien's poetry so well! I have always had a soft spot for Frodo and what he went though; and I don't think he could have been given a more fitting tribute. I'm going to have to bookmark this, and re-read it whenever I need to have my LotR-heartstrings tugged at.

Thank you, for spending hours on it, and making it perfect.
Thank you.

Author Reply: And thank you for letting me know how it moved you--that is one of the greatest tributes I can get as a writer. Thank you so!

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 81 on 11/24/2011
What a delightfully amusing story! Poor Aragorn didn't even know he'd taken Frodo's helping!

Author Reply: No, he didn't. And now he is learning the error of his way! Heh! Thanks so, Linda!

ArmarielReviewed Chapter: 15 on 10/6/2010
A most unexpected and stunning ending. Perfect!

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Author Reply: Good grief--I really missed this comment you made way last year after the remix challenge. I'm so glad you liked the way Marc turned out in the end, and I do rather wish he'd had the chance to see Frodo once more.

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