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Branwyn's Bric--Brac  by Branwyn 94 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 20 on 11/22/2007
Ah, they do know proper fare here, don't they? And the best sauce for it all is the love with which it's served, I'll be bound.

One of my favorites here, I think.

Author Reply: Oooh! I came back from Thanksgiving dinner with my Dad and found that the review fairy had visited! :-D
Poor Rosie is just a little nervous that, after his travels, Sam will find life in the Shire dull and commonplace, but he is far too wise for that. Thanks so much for reviewing!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 21 on 11/22/2007
And do they know their foray is largely doomed, I wonder? But they will do their duty.

Author Reply: Yes, I think they know. Tolkien says Faramir took with him whoever could be spared and was willing to go. If the leaders were unwilling to order anyone to go on that mission, it must have been seen as a very risky.
Thanks for commenting!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 22 on 11/22/2007
The crow has little respect for learning, perhaps, but much for the wizard, and with reason; for this wizard has respect for all!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 28 on 11/22/2007
So--is this how it is that Aragorn came to travel through the far south where stars are strange?

Author Reply: No, this is another of my weird AU ideas, lol! Boromir survives Amon Hen but, in his shame, exiles himself from Gondor, going as far away as possible.
Thanks for commenting!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 27 on 11/22/2007

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 26 on 11/22/2007
Ah, how perfect--Imrahil swimming with his nephews within the sea!

Author Reply: I love Imrahil and wish that Tolkien had let us see more of him and more of his relationship with his nephews.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 25 on 11/22/2007
And so it was he survived for a time--a short time, at least.

Wonderful image.

Author Reply: This was written as an AU version of events where Theodred survives the First Battle of the Fords of Isen. So maybe he lives to a ripe old age (providing he survives the rest of the War).
Thanks for your review!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 24 on 11/22/2007
It is too bad that she did wait so long to prove that she was of the finest vintage, and to so earn some level of respect from those about her.

Author Reply: And it must have hurt her so to realize how low her darling Lotho had sunk. I recall that she leaves and goes back to her own family, when I would rather have seen her find some measure of peace by helping to set things to rights in Hobbiton.
Thanks for commenting!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 23 on 11/22/2007
How did I miss this one? And I can certainly see your logic and appreciate it.

Yes, it would be for Faramir to actually destroy the bridge, even as both regretted the necessity of it.

Very good!

Author Reply: I am glad you liked this! Yes, the brothers were probably very sorry to destroy something that had stood for so long and was so well-crafted.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 29 on 11/13/2007
Ah--a wonderful look at one of the details from LOTR, that black horses had consistently been stolen from the Rohirrim by the folk of Mordor to serve Sauron's needs. How did I miss this one?

Author Reply: I always wondered about the fate of those horses. The poor things would have hated it in Mordor (not that anyone would like it there). Thanks so much for reviewing!

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