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Antane's Anthology  by Antane 6 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 5 on 9/11/2006
Yes, the question answered, the rest granted, the peace again bestowed, the joy and freedom found again.

I think among your best.

Author Reply: Thank you so much, Larner! And for all those other kind words you have showered with me with today! (And please do a sequel to Requesting Mercy as someone requested - putting the knife away, big hobbity hugs and tears and all that good stuff, and an apology from Frodo for putting his Sam in such a terrible spot! Your reply to my review is way too chilling to think about. :( I did wonder who would be Ring-bearer if not the one who had been appointed).

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/24/2006
Oh, just finish me now. Now I really want to cry, and in technology class that's not a good thing. :) That was oh! so beautiful. "Where shall I find rest? Where, where?" That just hurts to listen to. And then to incorporate that lovely song! I love it, my dear! Where did Tolkien originally put that song, just out of curiosity? Off to see what I can see before I must go. Namarie! Melinyel!
God bless,

Author Reply: Ammelda, you know how much I like to break hearts! :) And to write about broken hearts. I'm so glad you enjoyed. But you should know where it's from, my dearest silly, having listened to the radio program as much as I have the soundtracks - it's that lovely song as they are sailing west.

Namarie, God bless, Melinyel, Antane :)

Frodo BagginsReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/24/2006
Oh, Antane! That was heart breaking! It was beautiful, too. Not much beauty in pain, but you gave Frodo hope. I want to hear that song, now. :) Namarie!
God bLess,
Frodo Baggins

Elanor SilmariënReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/11/2006
*tear* That was beautiful! I am so glad that Frodo was able to find rest there.
God bless,

Author Reply: Hantanyel, Ellie! I am so glad you are back and even more that I now have more stories to read from you! Yea!! :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/11/2006
This is lovely Antane.

I first read the books when I was about 12 and loved every page. My head teacher worked at the publishing company and helped to publish the books. (My only claim to fame). Then the BBC recording came on the radio. 26 half hour episodes - six months of listening - can you believe it? No wonder the cliff hangers sometimes left on this site don't bother me too much. I agree the adaptation is great although it leaves out great chunks like Tom. I love the interaction between Aragorn and the hobbits at their parting. I now have the full spoken word version on tape, and now CD, which I listen to in the car. However, I like the music on the BBC version much much better. I even have it on a separate tape that was produced at the time. I suppose I prefer the film music overall but the separate tunes from the BBC are lovely.

Author Reply: Hantanyel, my dear harrowcat and double hantanyel for all your kind reviews of Going Home! I loved this radio adaptation - Ian Holm did such a marvelous descent into despair. You really get the sense of Frodo's great suffering that you realize was really sanitized in the films and even the books. And I loved the songs that you don't hear in the movies and can only imagine in your head from the books. And Gollum is one cracked hobbit, isn't he? Frodo and Sam must have just looked at each other and said what the heck have we gotten ourselves into. I even liked Strider/Aragorn who I don't like otherwise. I found his voice very soothing and calming. I listened to the whole thing in the car also and had the windows down when Frodo screamed on Weathertop and got them right back up, wondering if anyone heard that from other cars. :) I made sure when he screamed at the fire no one else was going to hear! I wish there was more music because what they had was great and that last song I just listened over and over again.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

ElemmírëReviewed Chapter: 5 on 7/11/2006
Very lovely, Antane.

>>He was held in Gandalf’s arms so he could see above the railing ......
Bilbo had gone down below almost right away, but Frodo had stayed above, not bearing to be separated from his brothers any moment sooner than had to be, safe in his dear friend’s loving arms, glad to have those around him, to help replace those he may never feel again.<<

I love sweet, meaningful Frodo and Gandalf scenes like this. It must be horrible for poor Gandalf to see two of his favorite hobbits suffering so, most especially Frodo as he fled the Shire with the Ring at the wizard's behest.

>>I made him my heir," Bilbo said to himself. "I gave him everything, including that blasted, confounded Ring. Oh, sticklebacks, why did I ever pick it up and worse, why did I ever give it up?"
He didn’t realize he had spoken aloud until he heard a weary voice beside him. "It was meant to happen, Uncle. Gandalf told me all about it."<<

Poor dear Bilbo. He feels so much guilt at what his beloved nephew had to endure on his behalf. Bilbo needs as much healing as Frodo does ... only in a different manner.

>>"I’m glad to be with you, Uncle," he said softly as he closed his eyes and placed his head against his beloved uncle’s heart and held him tightly.<<

That scene reminded me of Frodo being held in Sam's arms on Mt. Doom. Frodo truly is the child of Bilbo's heart. They can heal together and Frodo will be flying again in no time.

Well done!


Author Reply: Hantanyel! I am glad you enjoyed! To answer your question about the Extreme sequel - well, if you've read any of my other stories, you know I am a complete Frodoholic (FrodoandSam holic would be more accurate I suppose) so anything with them would be great, please and thank you and you do such sweet love of Bilbo's too so more of that too! :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

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