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Sea Food  by annmarwalk 8 Review(s)
BranwynReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/25/2007
This is one of my favorite fics, ever. You set it up so beautifully--we know where this is going even if the children don't. Faramir's innocent admonishment of "Goodbye, crabs! Have a good life!" makes me giggle every time I read it. Poor Imrahil is thinking, "There goes my breakfast. Those crabs would have tasted so good."

Author Reply: Well, they did eventually learn to eat crabs, even Faramir, though I wonder who it was that finally convinced him? Hee!

Thank you for reading and commenting! I had great fun writing this story. (I wrote it at work during a blessed lull in the academic calendar.)

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/14/2007
Atmospheric and utterly delightful !

Author Reply: Thank you! It was wonderfully fun to write.

Socrates399Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/12/2007
Hehe! I love the last line "I love a nice, fried fish for breakfast." Its so innocently irrational and hypocritical...and hysterically funny. I guess we all do that. I don't think I could eat dog meat, but I'm perfectly happy to eat cow meat...I just think of it differently!

Author Reply: Hee! I don't think it's so much hypocritical as indicative of the self-absorption of the very young. Perhaps if Boromir (or more likely, Faramir) actually caught those delicious breakfast fish, they might feel the same way they do about the crabs. It's hard to want to eat someone you've been playing on the beach with.

(I did write a story, long before this one, in which Faramir begs forgiveness of the waters, and the fish, as he seeks to feed his badly wounded and exhausted men: Here Sits, In Secret, Blest Theology)

Thanks for reading and commenting!

Lady BluejayReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/12/2007
Oh, such believable reactions from both boys - and how I sympathise. I went to a wondeful fish restaurant the other day and saw the losbsters in tanks - I ordered fishcakes! LBJ

Author Reply: You know, I find that whole picking-out-your-lobster thing very creepy. I guess it does give you the assurance that your lobster is fresh (if you can be sure that the lobster on your plate is actually the one you selected.) It's like the thing with barbecue restaurants, too - ever notice that their logo is usually a happy pig? Does that make sense? Hee! Glad you enjoyed this, and thank you for commenting!

AlleeReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/11/2007
'Goodbye, crabs! Have a good life!' Faramir chirped."

What a priceless line! This little fic was charming. I really enjoyed it.


Author Reply: That bitty Faramir is just to cute for words. Glad you enjoyed this!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/11/2007
We often go down to the rockier beaches and catch young Dungeness and hermit crabs, although they were always too small for eating (not that I could eat them anyway, as I've never developed a taste for most seafood). And letting them go is always a part of the ritual.

Author Reply: Our family also had an annual ritual of visiting the beach at low tide to explore tidepools. I'm happy to have had the opportunity to share those happy memories with bitty Boromir and Faramir.

NessaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/11/2007
Oh, my! You caught children in the middle of their wonderful view of life. Great story.

Author Reply: I had great fun writing this. I don't mean to imply that Faramir gave up eating all living creatures, maybe just the ones that looked him in the eye before breakfast. Glad you enjoyed this!

ArmarielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/11/2007
Ohhh delightful! I really hoped they'd let the crabs go. A beautiful picture you paint here!


Author Reply: Thank you! Poor Uncle Imrahil - can't you just imagine the look on his face as he has to watch those crabs swim happily away?

Thanks for reading and commenting!

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