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Dreamflower's Dribs and Drabs  by Dreamflower 6 Review(s)
Esquire_of_RohanReviewed Chapter: 2 on 8/19/2008
Very good. Well done.

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm sorry I didn't see your review sooner!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/20/2006
"The day the Ring went into the fire;
The day the whole world was saved from darkness.
In the Shire itís just another fine day in spring."

I particularly liked these last lines; showing the hobbits' mass innocence, a somewhat ironic commentary on their reclusive, provincial, and charming nature -hobbits are more concerned, as a rule, with nature's bounties and beauties than with great deeds. And thanks to the courage and sacrifice of one of their own, the majority of hobbits can maintain their innocence.


Author Reply: Why, thank you. I believe that you just summed up everything I wanted to show in this piece, so I am very glad to know you think that I succeeded.


LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 11/28/2005
And that is a horrible thing, but only to be expected, I suppose.

The prophet and savior are each often least honored in his own land.

Author Reply: Absolutely true; and it's what JRRT intended to show all along. I think how much the lack of honor for Frodo must have pained those who loved him and knew what he went through.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 2 on 11/28/2005
This is great and ingenious, Dreamflower. What a poignant ending!

Author Reply: Thank you. It's always pained me that Frodo got so little honor among his own people.

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 11/28/2005
Elegantly done!

The contrast between Men and Hobbits is very strong here, and framing each dribble in the word "Remember" is effective.

Author Reply: Thank you; I'm glad you find it "elegant". I really wanted the second one to be a sort of reversed reflection of the first.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 11/28/2005
Wow! This is expertly done!
From the lands of men, where the destruction of the Ring is celebrated as the beginning of a new age, straight to the Shire, where only the three travellers really know what was accomplished and what was lost!

It's like looking into a mirror. It reflects the object in front of it, but left and right have changed.

"In the world of Men itís called the New Reckoning".

"In the Shire itís just another fine day in spring."

Really great :)

Author Reply: Thank you so much! I like the comparison of looking into a mirror, as I did want the second dribble to be a reverse image of the first! A very insightful review, thank you again!

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