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Dreamflower's Dribs and Drabs  by Dreamflower 6 Review(s)
AntaneReviewed Chapter: 29 on 5/2/2010
A sweet meeting of old friends. :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

SunnyReviewed Chapter: 29 on 3/24/2010

But it makes me wonder just what Gandalf's point of view might be, as the one who seemingly has not changed in the meantime...

Author Reply: Well, as you point out: seemingly.

Although at this point, he's probably not changed much even in other ways. It's only a few years after Smaug after all, and he has as yet no suspicions.

I think he simply would have been pleased to note the friendship between the two, and perhaps also to see that the spark he'd awakened in Bilbo was still there.

But I wanted to keep this just the two-- this *may* be the last time Bilbo sees Balin, as we don't know if there might have been other visits before Balin went off to Moria. (There is a subtle hint he might have, but it's very obscure and tenuous.)

VirtuellaReviewed Chapter: 29 on 3/23/2010
Oh, this is nicely done with the mirror image structure!

Author Reply: Thank you! "Mirror image" is just what I had in mind!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 29 on 3/22/2010
I loved this matched set--although for some reason it reminds me of salt and pepper shakers! Heh!

Author Reply: LOL! Thank you!

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 29 on 3/22/2010
Delightfully done! Almost like looking in a mirror, somehow, like Lucille Ball's routine with Harpo Marx, that kind of mirror, I mean.


Author Reply: Thank you! It's very much what I had in mind when I wrote them.

One of the things about showing the same event from two points-of-view is that each character can be revealed from both the outside and the inside, so to speak. But then, you are a master at that yourself!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 29 on 3/22/2010
What a difference sharing an adventure made!


They became friends during their adventure. And it positively changed them which is clearly seen in their attitude towards each other.

Last but not least I found it very significant that Gandalf was "not changed at all".

But that was Bilbo's adventure. Frodo's adventure even changed Gandalf!

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