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The Wedding Gift  by annmarwalk 9 Review(s)
BranwynReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/25/2007
I like the description of the veil of her hair and beard, since descriptions of long flowing hair seem to be the only expressions of eroticism which Tolkien allowed himself. The wedding gift will be hidden from outsiders, just as the intimate lives of the dwarves are kept secret. Well done!

Author Reply: Thank you! I enjoyed writing this very much. The complexity of the dwarves' devotion to craft vs. art, their fierce and proud secretiveness, the mysterious allure of the bearded dwarf women all provided much food for happy thought. Glad you enjoyed it as well.

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/24/2007
I love Gimli's passion. He feels so intensely - it is one of his greatest strengths.

Author Reply: Thank you! We know that the elves are secretive by nature; who knows what kind of passions they hold within?

SoledadReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/24/2007
This was beautiful. There's so little Dwarf fic out there, I'm always happy to find a new one. And Glóin truly deserves his own story.

Author Reply: I don't know why I've suddenly been overtaken with an urge to write about Gloin and his family, but I'm very glad you enjoyed it and took the time to comment.

Jay of LasgalenReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/24/2007
Ah, that's lovely. So poetic and beautiful. Who'd have thought a dwarf could be such a romantic?


Author Reply: We just don't know anything much about the dwarves, do we! It's both frustrating and liberating. Thanks for reading and commenting!

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/23/2007
Ack! My mistake--it was his father Gloin! Just wishful thinking on my part, I suppose--but it was *still* a very lovely story!

Author Reply: *giggles* Thank you! Without Gloin and Nandi we would have no Gimli, of course. We don't see any models of Dwarvish family life,and know little of them other than their fierce pride and secretiveness and refusal to settle for second-best. So hopefully Gimli was able to take comfort and find strength in the warmth of his parents' relationship when he went out into the world. That's the way I see him, anyway.

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/23/2007
Aww...that was so sweet! Poor Gimli hardly *ever* gets a romance--this was lovely!

Author Reply: I tried to write him a romance, once, but he just refused to cooperate. I don't really think he had a mad, unrequited crush on Galadriel, but I do think that his obsession with her beauty and graciousness inspired him to direct his energies differently than his Dwarven kin. I hope so, anyway!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/23/2007
still, to his mind it was barely worthy

That's what I call love. What a romantic story!

Author Reply: Oooh, thank you!I don't write romance, at least not this kind, very often, so I'm quite pleased by the encouraging response. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/23/2007
Ah, how beautiful a means of giving this love-gift! Wonderful.

Author Reply: We know that the dwarves were superb craftsman - it's the reason they were created, after all - but I just can't imagine that they would squander their gifts on useless fripperies. So I've imagined lovesick Gloin as a bit of a rebel here, completely breaking with Dwarven tradition, just as his son Gimli will later.. As always, thank you for reading and commenting!

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/23/2007
Lovely story that delicately suggests emotion. There aren't enough dwarf stories out there!

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm not exactly sure why I've become so unexpected enamoured of the dwarves, but I hope the feeling continues for a bit longer.

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