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|Dreamflower's Dribs and Drabs by Dreamflower||7 Review(s)|
|Queen Galadriel||Reviewed Chapter: 8 on 4/2/2009|
|I love your remix. Dear Gandalf! He was so testy with Pippin during some of that time, but of course he still cares deeply for him.|
Author Reply: Yes, I think his gruffness was just a part of his "persona" so to speak. But I am sure the hobbits knew he loved them, especially Pippin.
|Raksha The Demon||Reviewed Chapter: 8 on 4/24/2008|
|Ooh; a great Gandalf's-eye view of Pippin's leap! And nice usage of the kindling imagery, so appropriate for the bearer of Narya.|
Author Reply: Did you see Dana's original? I loved her color imagery, and thought that Gandalf's POV of that leap would be most suitable!
I've always thought Narya is underutilized in fic--it seems to me that there are many occasions in canon where hindsight hints that Gandalf might have been busy kindling the spark in hearts that were doubtful...
|Lindelea||Reviewed Chapter: 8 on 7/15/2007|
|Dana's drabble is so powerful, and I love the way you've reconstructed it, this time looking through Gandalf's eyes. I'm especially glad that you included the stars, such an important image in the original drabble.|
Author Reply: I just now realized I'd never answered this comment!!
Dana's drabble was amazing, and I was so glad for the chance to try and mirror it from another POV. I wanted to include as much of the original imagery as possible; I'm glad you think I succeeded.
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: 8 on 6/6/2007|
|The original was wonderful, and this as excellent. That Gandalf's own power was added to Pippin to kindle his heart for the leap was such a marvelous reference to the power of Narya and the reason for which it was entrusted to Gandalf by Cirdan.|
Author Reply: I just loved the color and imagery in the original! It's why it inspired me--I do hope you let Dana know you liked it!
I would love to see more fic exploring how and why Gandalf might have used Narya--I think in hind-sight there are lots of hints in canon where it seems rather obvious.
|harrowcat||Reviewed Chapter: 8 on 6/5/2007|
|One ring is useful for something I see! I always enjoy the relationship between these two. And Iliked the original too by the way!|
Author Reply: I love the grandfatherly relationship Gandalf displays towards Pippin, myself! And I've always thought that Narya is underutilized in fic--it seems to me that there are several places in LotR, where looking back in hindsight, it appears obvious that Gandalf was making use of its power to kindle hearts. And I love that idea--not that he's casting a spell on someone to make them artificially brave, but that he's lighting the spark of the courage they already hold buried inside them.
I loved the original fic--Dana has such a way with imagery, I wanted to try and match that if I could, from the other POV!
(And I hope that you let Dana know you liked it!)
|PIppinfan1988||Reviewed Chapter: 8 on 6/5/2007|
|Wow...that was a beautiful passage. The Professor makes one quick comment about that scene in the books, yet so much of Pippin's courage is shown in this one feat. Hooray for Pippin!|
Author Reply: It is. I've read several fine fics about this moment from different people--Baylor's chapter about it in "Care and Feeding" stands out as most excellent, and several other good writers have done it as well. But I so loved the color and light imagery in Dana's drabble, and wanted to see if I could echo it.
And hooray for Pippin, who would not even let seven foot abysses keep him from Frodo's side!
|Speedy Hobbit||Reviewed Chapter: 8 on 6/5/2007|
|Both the original and the remix are simply excellent! I love how you managed to switch from the apprehensive Pippin's point of view to that of the leader Gandalf! His encouragement certainly helped, did it not? =)|
Author Reply: I hope you let Dana know you loved hers, as well!
I truly loved the original drabble so much, that it was hard to think how to remix it--another POV seemed called for, and Gandalf's seemed perfect for that moment!