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Dreamflower's Mathoms II  by Dreamflower 5 Review(s)
PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: 86 on 1/28/2012
Oh, my!! I really, really enjoyed this sweet and wonderful tale! I also believe Pippin and his sisters had difficulty fitting in at Great Smials. Such a wonderfully written tale! Thank you for an especially lovely tale to keep one occupied while getting her car oil changed at the dealership.

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 86 on 2/5/2011
So nice of Pippin to reach out to another lonely soul who is not sure they are going to like it here. They will now, partly because of each other. Sweet!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Indeed! It is always nice to know you're not alone!

VirtuellaReviewed Chapter: 86 on 2/1/2011
Always a challenge to get settled into a new place, however grand!

Author Reply: It is! But I think having found that he can help someone else, and that he is not alone in his feelings will help Pippin meet the challenge head on!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 86 on 1/31/2011
Most satisfying, I think. And at least he now knows he is not alone in his newness, and has the makings of a friend in Thistle. And I find myself so pleased that he managed at the moment of meeting Thistle to sound like Frodo! He has chosen the dearest and wisest one possible at that moment to emulate, I think! Heh!

Author Reply: And at least he now knows he is not alone in his newness

This is quite true-- he knows now that once his aunts were "new" there, and in the now there is Thistle, and there will be other new ones. And Pippin will always be there to befriend them, rather than exclude them.

Pippin, like Frodo (and Merry), has the makings of a protector in him. And I am sure he has heard Frodo's response to unkindness before. In expressing his disapproval of the idea that perhaps someone had been making Thistle cry, he certainly would emulate Frodo. (I think, while Merry would equally disapprove of unkindness, his expression of disapproval would be less, er, temperate, than Frodo's!)

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 86 on 1/31/2011
A nice gap filler and another story that makes Pippin's aunties even more loveable.

Pippin must have learned his ability to brighten the spirits of others from his aunties. And he was a quick learner as we can see here in this story!

the “jewelry” as Pervinca had labeled Opal, Garnet and their older sister Amethyst

*Grins* I like Pervinca's choice of words!

Author Reply: Well, in "A New Reckoning" we learn that is Pippin's sister's nickname for the daughters of Hyacinth. It was not until I wrote this story that I realized it was Pervinca who came up with the name!

Pippin's aunties are favorites of my own-- being so much older than Paladin and Esme, they fill the gap left by not having grandparents. (Pippin's Banks grandmother is still alive at this point, but owing to her living with Clodio, he rarely sees her, and of course both Adalgrim and Periwinkle are long since deceased.)

Pippin is a bright spirit, and I think that his Aunt Peridot was also a good example of that. Even when he is in circumstances that he finds difficult, he finds it easy to empathize with others. And of course, when you try to cheer someone else up, you usually cheer yourself up as well!

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