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|Dreamflower's Dribs and Drabs by Dreamflower||6 Review(s)|
|Antane||Reviewed Chapter: 29 on 5/2/2010|
|A sweet meeting of old friends. :)|
Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
|Sunny||Reviewed 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.)
|Virtuella||Reviewed 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!
|Larner||Reviewed 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!
|Lindelea||Reviewed 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!
|Andrea||Reviewed 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!