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Antane's Anthology  by Antane 11 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 9 on 10/13/2006
Very wonderful--ordinary folk in extraordinary circumstances rising to unbelievable heights and achieving extraordinary goals, becoming extraordinary along the way.

Very movie-verse, as in the book almost all the women and children of Minas Tirith had been evacuated ahead of time.

Author Reply: Hannon le, Larner for this review and the Children one - that's going to have a sequel or two to it also in time. :) I did think it was dumb in the movie to see all those women running away from destruction - it's not they didn't know it was coming! But oh well.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Elanor SilmariënReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/24/2006
Ok, I'm really late to review this, but I did read it before, and I guess I forgot to review. It was very good! Indeed, it's ordinary people doing extraordinary things, the theme of Tolkien's work! Perfect for 9/11, I think.
God bless,

Author Reply: Thank you, my dear!

Namarie, God bless, Antane

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/12/2006
Well said. Well done.

and thank you.

Author Reply: Sorry for being so late in thanking you! And you're welcome!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

ElemmírëReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/11/2006
A very endearing, thought-provoking, and perfect tribute, Antane.

Very well done in honor of 9/11.



Author Reply: Hannon le! I had to do fact, I turned more of your inspiration into a 2nd tribute for Love Endures so thank you again for that!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Mum's the WordReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/11/2006
Antane, this is simply wonderful -- a beautiful tribute! In your opening paragraphs I could see both NYC residents and Minas Tirith residents.
But many of the rescues were successful and the tears were of joy and the embraces tight and long...
We mustn't forget this amazing truth, thanks to rescue workers and the hand of Providence!
Their homes were in ruins, but not their hearts...
So uplifting!
Some rushed in again and again, some survived to see that end of that day, some did not. All were praised by the king afterwards and all remembered in a memorial built later.
Such wonderful parallels you've drawn!

I think the extraordinary part of it all was that they were all ordinary.
Thank you for this encouraging story, and thank God for the courage and caring displayed that fateful day.


Author Reply: Thank *you* for such kind words! People wonder why God was that day - He was right there. We were indeed brought to our knees that day, in prayer.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

vampfan30Reviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/11/2006
I can only repeat what your other reviews have already said - it's very fitting......

Author Reply: Thank you! The struggle goes on even now and it is the same one.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/11/2006
Beautiful! Well said, my dear!

Author Reply: Thank you so much, Dreamflower! Your praise means a lot to me!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/11/2006
Oh, Antane, it's beautiful! It's just perfect for 9/11! Yes, all heroes start as just a face in a crowd. I'll bet few of those who fought the fires, in Minas Tirith or America, thought they'd live to see such devistation, and some probably doubted they'd be brave enough to face it if they did. But look now. They should and will be remembered with admiration.
God bless,

P.S. The usual email address is working again! I tried to reply to you last night, but the computer ate it, so will have to rewrite.

Author Reply: Hantanyel, ammelda! I was listening more to the radio program today and more than ever realized we are in the same story our dear ones and those before them were in, fighting the same battle. (Glad to email is working again - I hate when messages disappear into nothingness - I've learned to copy the message first and then if and when it does disappear, I can just paste it into another message. It's saved me more than once.)

Namarie, God bless, Melinyel, Antane :)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/11/2006
the extraordinary part of it all was that they were all ordinary.”

This is a delightful exchange, and a very fitting tribute.

Author Reply: Hannon le, shirebound! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/11/2006
I suppose that really the one person that could be called least ordinary is Aragorn himself. That he has grown up in such a way that he could appear so ordinary as to fade into the background and yet empathise with all his people is extraordinary indeed.

Author Reply: God provides us with many extraordinary ordinary people, those He calls into the frontlines of battle as well as us who toil in the trenches.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

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