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Merry Had A Little Lamb  by Grey Wonderer 25 Review(s)
Agape4GondorReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/29/2007
This was incredibly clever and incredibly fun. I would laugh and then read and then chortle and read some more and then guffaw and roll on the floor. Bravo!

Author Reply: Thank you! I love it when these make people laugh. I'm very glad you enjoyed it.

PipMerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/29/2007
What a hoot! This is just too funny, GW, you have a real gift for writing humor. I'm jealous. I really enjoyed this story.

Author Reply: hehehe, thank you! Glad you enjoyed. I am jealous of your angst so I guess we're even on that score. Thanks so much for the lovely review! See you on the plane!

GamgeeFestReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/29/2007
Now the real question is how did they know Merry's rucksack was already in his cart and why didn't that old hobbit stop them from taking it? I smell a conspiracy... or maybe that's sheep. :D

Poor trusting Pippin and poor loyal Merry. They do seem to have more than their fair share of trouble. They'll laugh about this one day. A very long, long, long time from now. :D


Author Reply: You never know about sheep. Sheep may have taken the rucksack. Imagine a sheep in Merry's new waistcoat wandering around the fields of Tuckborough. After all, those sheep have just been sheared so they may be a bit chilly. hehehe
Thanks for reviewing!

PeriantariReviewed Chapter: Prologue on 7/29/2007
Love your little disclaimer poem! =) lol!

Author Reply: Thank you! I wanted something different. I was tired of just writing the same old disclaimer. hehehe

Hai TookReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/28/2007
That was hilarious! I loved your writing technique, switching between Merry hearing the story and us "watching" it unfold. I think you've done that before, if I'm not mistaken. Anyway, way more laughs than I can recount but these particularly amused me "No! I am not making a noise like a sheep for you, Merry," and "Excuse me, I’ve become a shepherd recently and it isn’t agreeing with me,” It would be quite a surprise for Frodo with Merry and Pippin showing up as they do. Thank you for the amusement it was greatly appreciated :)

Author Reply: Wow, thank you. I'm glad that technique went over well. I am also glad to hear from you again. I miss it when you don't stop by. I'm glad you got some laughs out of this one and that you for the lovely review!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/28/2007
“Whenever I can’t believe what I’m seeing it always turns out to be you.”

ROTFL!!! That was excellent, G.W.!

And once again Pippin gets involved in some prank, this time played on *him*, just because of his innocence! And Merry helps him out while enjoying the situation immensely. Until someone says he's looking silly. That is of course too much for our Merry :)

I also loved this part:

“I do hope there is an explanation that goes along with this,” Frodo said grinning. “I’d hate to go to my grave some day wondering why Pippin was wearing a sheep costume and why the Tooks have stolen your clothing, Meriadoc.”

Thank you very much! I'm looking forward to reading more of your sheep stories including the disclaimer poem, of course ;-)

Author Reply: Thank you! What a lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed this one. I could just hear Frodo asking about this and I know he is going to love the story when he hears it! For some reason I seem to have lots and lots of sheep stories so I am certain there will be more of them. LOL

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/28/2007
Oh poor Pippin! But how I love him and Merry for being such a good friend and helper and shepherd! *hugs both* And I love Frodo and Sam's reactions. Love the title.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Thank you! It's always nice to hear that someone has enjoyed one of these. I am usually awful with the titles and so it's nice to know that this one came off well.

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/28/2007
You really are the doyenne of sheep-based literature!

It's rather a shame to take so much advantage of Pippin's naive, wide-eyed enthusiasm and his competitive streak. A shame ... but irresistible.

And trust Merry to want to turn it into a commercial opportunity.

While stealing Merry's clothes must be the last straw. Vengeance will be his. Those Tooks might want to start worrying now.

Author Reply: And the funny thing is, I who would have thought there'd be any sheep-based literature?!

I am completely shameless as you know by now. hehehe

That Merry is always thinking!

As to revenge, well, Merry just might wind up getting even at some point in time.

: )

Thanks for reveiwing!

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/27/2007
Good grief, GW! Where *DO* you come up with these ideas? This was full of gems--

I loved this line: If that's true you and I are both in a great deal of trouble. If everything we've done comes back on us then we'll not either of us see forty," Merry sighed and he turned and opened the door to the room then.

You know, I'd love to see Pippin and Merry reminiscing about this on the Quest--and maybe Pippin wondering if Merry was right!

Or imagine Frodo telling this story around the campfire some night--though I don't know, the whole Fellowship would be howling like Wargs!

And I loved this part: “Actually I am planning on starting an entire farm of giant animals. I could use a jack ass or two and so I came to the Tooklands to look around,” Merry said lightly. “You folks don’t know where I can find Everad Took and Falstaff Took do you? I hear that they’re the two biggest jack asses in the Shire.”

Merry doesn't let anyone else get away with picking on his lamb! Er...I mean his cousin...

But that doesn't mean he won't laugh about it...*snicker*



Author Reply: I have no clue where these rather strange ideas come from. hehehe I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I haven't written many Quest fictions at all. In fact, I don't think I have a single Quest-travel story! I'm always worried about stepping in a pile of canon on my way to the story. LOL I've put the Fellowship in Minas Tirith a couple of times but I doubt I will do any campfire settings for fear of putting the Fellowship on the wrong path at the wrong time.

Merry's farm of giant animals would have been quit an attraction! I doubt Falstaff and Everad would have been the only Jack asses that he found. LOL

Merry will always defend Pippin even when it is nearly impossible! hehehe

PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/27/2007
ROTFL!! Move over, Erroll -- here comes Merry's Little Lamb, lol! This was too cool. Reminds me of my days in the stockroom when a new Sailor would come in with a requisition for a bucket of steam or some shoreline. hehehe Nothing like initiation. :-)

You have such a wonderful gift for comedy, and I always enjoy your tales, comic or otherwise. :-) Thanks for making me laugh tonight -- I was in need of a good one. :-D

PF

Author Reply: LOL I guess you saw a thing or two of this sort in the service! On construction sites, my dad used to talk about sending new workers out to get a sky-hook or some other invented piece of equipment just for the fun of laughing about it later. Breaking in the new guy is a time-honored tradition!

I'm glad this made you laugh and I do hope you are ok now. Call me if you need anything. I hope you are having a day full of smiles today!

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