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Eucatastrophe: The Return  by Dreamflower 5 Review(s)
AntaneReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 8/20/2008
A lovely quote and very fitting for our grace-filled one! :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane

Author Reply: And didn't Ithildin do a wonderful job?

LarnerReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 8/20/2008
Perfect. Thank you for this, too.

Author Reply: Well, Ithildin did such meticulous work on that translation, and I felt that it needed to be acknowledged. I have great awe for those who have taught themselves JRRT's beautiful languages, and it was so kind of her to share her expertise!

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 1/24/2008
*sighs happily* Ah, now I've *really* had my Hobbity fix today. I can't put into words how nice that is in the wilderness of the long, dull school year, especially right after semester exams! :)

I thought I had finished this, but I guess I lost my place and didn't, so I just reread most of it and then finished up. Oh, what a glorious wedding for Merry and Estelle! *I* even cried a little, LOL! And that song of Pippin's is absolutely lovely and now has a rolicking, very Hobbitlike tune running around and around in my head...*thinks of the piano* :)

I love the end, that Rose figured Frodo and Legolas out! *grins* But of course she would, being a clever Hobbitess...and having Frodo and Sam as her "lads". :) Thank you for a most excellent read, and what a lovely long treat to see so much of your fantastic AU!
God bless,

Author Reply: I just realized I had never answered this lovely review, dear! My apologies! I hope that the rest of your school year was less dull!

Someday, I'd love to hear the hobbity tune you came up with for Pip's song!

Rose is a sharp one. In my story "The Taste of Strawberries" she realizes that Mr. Frodo knows she's expecting Elanor beforehand, so now she's alert to those sly little smiles!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 8/16/2007
And thanks for this.

Author Reply: You are *very* welcome!

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 4/9/2007
Of course, the Took charm, from generation to generation! :) That really was a delightful tale of how Bilbo came to be acquainted with Elves. I find myself thinking of when, in The Hobbit, he and Gandalf and Co. arrived in Rivendell and he thought (or said, I don't remember which) that it "smelled like Elves". Maybe some memory does linger after all...:)

I'd very much like to hear more of this little incident, perhaps from the perspectives of Belladonna and Bungo themselves. :)

And the notes on Sindarin amaze me. Wow, I think Spanish is hard sometimes; I can't even imagine trying to teach myself all that!
God bless,

Author Reply: Gandalf was in a unique position to appreciate that Took charm, wasn't he? He'd known generations of Tooks, after all.

I think that with such an encounter, the memory *would* linger, so it's part of my explanation of why Bilbo had such a affinity with the Elves, even though it was Dwarves who were his companions on his Adventure.

Well, Belladonna *did* want me to show more of her little incident, but I had to be firm with her--it was, after all Gandalf's POV at first, and then Gildor's--and even though they are wise beings, they are not omniscient. However, I may come back to her story again sometime...

As far as I know, all the people who learn Sindarin and/or Quenya *are* self-taught! I find that sort of self-discipline amazing! And Ithildin was so kind and generous with her time and knowledge!

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